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How to protect against a DDoS attack

DDoS attacks are increasing - here's how to fight back
25 Oct 2019
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AWS servers hit by sustained DDoS attack

Day-long outage caused by Route 53 DNS system disruption
23 Oct 2019
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Windows RDP servers peddled to anyone with pocket change

The latest black market report shows the low price of devastating cyber tools
10 Sep 2019
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NCSC issues DoS guidance following Wikipedia attack

The popular online knowledge sharing website experienced large outages at the weekened, prompting a response from Britain's cyber body
9 Sep 2019
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What is shadow IT?

Hardware and software that isn't authorised by IT departments can leave businesses vulnerable
19 Jul 2019
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FBI credited with global 85% reduction in DDoS attack size

After its seizure of illicit sites in December, attack rates have also taken a sharp downturn
20 Mar 2019
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Mirai variant is back on the hunt for businesses

Security researchers have found a new variant of the malicious botnet that grounded some of the world's biggest tech companies
19 Mar 2019
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What is a DDoS attack?

Criminals are building armies of digital zombies that can be trained on your business - should you be worried?
18 Feb 2019
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Briton sentenced for huge cyber attack on Liberian telco

Operating out of Cyprus, this hacker-for-hire knocked the entire country's internet offline - thought to be world first
14 Jan 2019
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Everything you need to know about Cloudflare

The internet security company that you may not have heard of, but have probably used
11 Oct 2018
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Public cloud used to power supercharged DDoS attacks

A quarter of DDoS attacks are launched using public cloud services, with Microsoft Azure the most commonly used
11 Sep 2018
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US firm fends off the largest DDoS attack ever recorded

Record-breaking attack comes only five days after GitHub was taken offline
6 Mar 2018
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Github weathers world's largest DDoS attack

The site had just ten minutes of downtime
2 Mar 2018
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Mirai variant targets billions of ARC-based IoT devices

Researchers suggest the variant could 'change the landscape of Linux IoT infection'
17 Jan 2018
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Trio confess to creating Mirai

One of the hackers also open sourced the code, enabling criminals to launch their own attacks
14 Dec 2017
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Task force silences massive Andromeda botnet

The botnet is thought to have spewed malware from two million infected devices
5 Dec 2017
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DDoS attacks on UK businesses double in six months

Vulnerable IoT devices and DDoS-as-a-service drive surge in attacks
20 Nov 2017
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Reaper IoT botnet 'only partially mobilised'

Report finds up to two million infected devices have yet to be activated
30 Oct 2017
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IoT Reaper 'will be worse than Mirai'

Researchers discover botnet that enslaves devices with unpatched flaws
23 Oct 2017
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Two million Android devices 'hit by Google Play malware'

Researchers discover close to 45 apps laden with botnet malware
27 Apr 2017
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DDoS attack 'may have crashed Brexit voting site'

Committee warns against cyber interference in aftermath of EU referendum vote
12 Apr 2017
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BrickerBot threatens to kill your IoT devices

Mirai-like botnet could permanently disable Internet of Things hardware
10 Apr 2017
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US college hit by 54-hour Mirai DDoS attack

New Mirai variant unleashed a 30,000 RPS storm higher education institution
31 Mar 2017