Displaying items by tag: Distributed Denial of Service

Wednesday, 27 October 2021 06:20

UK voice over IP providers again hit by DDoS attacks

A number of UK and international IP-based communications services have been affected by a distributed denial of service attack, according to the industry body, Comms Council UK.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Microsoft's Windows operating system is the target of a massive majority of the malicious software that abounds these days. And it has adopted the same strategy for avoiding blame as it did with the problem of viruses and worms: presenting itself as part of the solution, not the problem.

Published in Open Sauce

Australia's eastern states have been hit by an outage on Sunday morning after the country's biggest telecommunications provider Telstra was hit by a massive distributed denial of service.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Global cloud security and content delivery network provider Akamai will set up a "scrubbing centre" in Melbourne later this year, to handle the increasing load of customers and also serve as a back-up for the existing centre in Sydney.

Published in Security

Australian companies are too slow to take the necessary action to mitigate and manage their cyber security risks, according to a newly published report that reveals that cyber crime is expected to cost the world in excess of $6 trillion annually.

Published in Security
Thursday, 06 October 2016 10:08

DDoS attacks consistent, relentless and costly

A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack at its most basic level is where a website is flooded with traffic to bog it down so much that it cannot respond. Competitors may use a DDoS to drive traffic from a site. A DDoS can be hired as a service on the dark web. When a site is under attack, companies can't maintain stakeholder communications.

Published in Security
Thursday, 10 September 2015 13:59

Extortionists go after Bitcoin users

There’s been an increase in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks from the Bitcoin extortionist group DD4BC, according to a new security report.

Published in Security
Monday, 02 February 2015 05:52

Major rise in DDOS attacks

The number of global distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks almost doubled last quarter, compared to a year earlier.

Published in Security

New Zealand web hosting and domain names provider Web Drive has selected Arbor Networks’ cloud DDoS solution to protect its own and customer networks from Distributed Denial of Service attacks.

Published in Web Hosting

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