distributed denial of service (DDOS)

How to protect against a DDoS attack
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How to protect against a DDoS attack

DDoS attacks are increasing - here's how to fight back
17 Sep 2020
UK college hit with DoS attack on results day
distributed denial of service (DDOS)

UK college hit with DoS attack on results day

Myerscough College staff had to email results to each student as online services were taken down
21 Aug 2020
What is HTTP error 503 and how do you fix it?
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What is HTTP error 503 and how do you fix it?

It may not always be obvious what's causing the issue, but there are steps you can take to get back online
4 Aug 2020
What is a DDoS attack?
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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?
8 Jul 2020
What is shadow IT?
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Security

What is shadow IT?

Hardware and software that isn't authorised by IT departments can leave businesses vulnerable
6 Jul 2020
'Largest ever' DDoS attack targets European bank
distributed denial of service (DDOS)

'Largest ever' DDoS attack targets European bank

The rare form of attack was designed to overwhelm the victim’s networking gear
26 Jun 2020
AWS claims to have blocked the largest DDoS attack in history
distributed denial of service (DDOS)

AWS claims to have blocked the largest DDoS attack in history

Cloud giant reveals three days of malicious traffic hit a peak of 2.3 Tbits/sec
19 Jun 2020
Cyber attacks on anti-racism advocacy groups escalate amid protests
distributed denial of service (DDOS)

Cyber attacks on anti-racism advocacy groups escalate amid protests

DDoS attacks against US government websites and public services have also seen a sharp increase
4 Jun 2020
Australian minister mistakenly cries DDoS attack after citizens flock to welfare site
distributed denial of service (DDOS)

Australian minister mistakenly cries DDoS attack after citizens flock to welfare site

Security system for the country's welfare service trigged by 95,000 people attempting to log in at once
23 Mar 2020
AWS servers hit by sustained DDoS attack
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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS servers hit by sustained DDoS attack

Day-long outage caused by Route 53 DNS system disruption
23 Oct 2019
Windows RDP servers peddled to anyone with pocket change
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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
NCSC issues DoS guidance following Wikipedia attack
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denial of service (DOS)

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
FBI credited with global 85% reduction in DDoS attack size
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

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
Mirai variant is back on the hunt for businesses
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Security

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
Briton sentenced for huge cyber attack on Liberian telco
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Security

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
Everything you need to know about Cloudflare
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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
Public cloud used to power supercharged DDoS attacks
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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
US firm fends off the largest DDoS attack ever recorded
distributed denial of service (DDOS)

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
Github weathers world's largest DDoS attack
distributed denial of service (DDOS)

Github weathers world's largest DDoS attack

The site had just ten minutes of downtime
2 Mar 2018
Mirai variant targets billions of ARC-based IoT devices
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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
Trio confess to creating Mirai
distributed denial of service (DDOS)

Trio confess to creating Mirai

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

Task force silences massive Andromeda botnet

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

DDoS attacks on UK businesses double in six months

Vulnerable IoT devices and DDoS-as-a-service drive surge in attacks
20 Nov 2017