Mitigation of distributed denial of service attacks in the first 11 months of 2016 by information services vendor Neustar have increased by 40% over the previous year, the company claims in a report.

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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.

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The right to sell .web domain names has sold at auction for a record US$135 million, more than thrice the previous record for a new Top-Level Domain (TLD) — .shop which a bidder snapped up for a cool US$41 million earlier this year.

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