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GUEST RESEARCH: A10 Networks today released worldwide research that reveals the challenges and priorities of enterprise organisations in today's post-pandemic era as we learn to live with the COVID-19 pandemic and how this is shaping future technology requirements.

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GUEST OPINION: Malware perils lurk in all directions with DDoS attacks high on the danger list. According to a recent company report, the number of DDoS attacks increased by 37% while DDoS attack volumes increased 26% between 2020 and 2021. In fact, early this year, Microsoft disclosed the largest DDoS attack ever recorded at 3.47Tbps.

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GUEST OPINION: The conflict between Russia and Ukraine is raging not only in the physical realm but also on the cyber front, where governments, hacktivist groups, and individuals are trying to play their part. Here we analyse some examples of the cyberattacks that have taken place as part of the current conflict and review their methods and impact.

Published in Guest Opinion
Friday, 11 March 2022 12:16

Web application attacks up 88%: Radware

According to security vendor Radware's 2021-2022 Global Threat Analysis Report, the number of malicious web application requests climbed 88% – more than double the year-on-year growth rate in distributed denial-of-service attacks, which rose 37%.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 11 January 2022 15:26

Why cybercrime will continue to flourish in 2022

GUEST OPINION: Cybercrime flourished in 2021, and there are no signs of a slowdown in 2022. There are several factors behind this high-confidence prediction.

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Cybersecurity risks in the retail industry suggests that the 2021 holiday shopping season will be further disrupted by cybercriminals looking to create chaos and take advantage of an unprecedented global supply chain crisis, according to one security firm.

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In its latest DDoS Attack Report, security vendor Radware says blocked DDoS attack volumes during the second quarter of 2021 were up more than 40% year-on-year.

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Global organisations are struggling to maintain consistent application security across multiple platforms, and they are also losing visibility with the emergence of new architectures and the adoption of application program interfaces (APIs), according to one security solutions vendor.

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Genuine information about a vast number of people is available on the dark Web for very low prices, the firm PrivacyAffairs says, adding that given this availability it was easy to fake the identity of many individuals.

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GUEST OPINION by Budd Ilic, ANZ Country Manager, Zscaler: The benefits of cloud platforms are now well understood within most organisations, however some IT teams are still hesitant to adopt due to the subject of security.

GUEST OPINION by Budd Ilic, ANZ Country Manager, Zscaler: The benefits of cloud platforms are now well understood within most organisations, however some IT teams are still hesitant to adopt due to the subject of security.

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The financial impact of ransomware rose by 60% in 2018, losses from business email compromise (BEC) doubled, cryptojacking incidents - the unauthorised use of others’ computing resources to conduct cryptomining - more than tripled, and there continued to be a steady stream of high-profile data breaches, according to a report from the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance.

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Global cloud infrastructure as a service provider OVH has announced a network upgrade and new offers as part of its extensive expansion plans in the Asia Pacific region.

Published in Strategy
Thursday, 21 December 2017 07:55

UK teen gets suspended sentence for DDoS attacks

A British teenager has been given a 16-month suspended sentence for his "substantial" role in launching a number of distrubuted denial of service attacks on a number of well-known UK and US websites in 2015 and 2016.

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Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are becoming more frequent and complex, forcing businesses to deploy purpose-built DDoS protection solutions, according to a new infrastructure security report which warns that the threat landscape has been transformed by the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) botnets.

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Macquarie Government has weighed into the debate on the census debacle, saying it has seen almost daily DDoS attacks on government systems, and “all blame” for the census failure should not be aimed at the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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The number and frequency of DDoS and web application attacks launched against online assets continues to grow significantly, with the retail gaming industry the hardest hit, according to the latest State of the Internet security report from global content delivery network services vendor Akamai.

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An attack research group was the number 1 target of DDoS in the first three months of this year, according to a new report by a US-based global security company, with a warning that the researchers and their related groups are fast becoming “high-valued” targets for digital criminals.

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