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'Largest ever' DDoS attack targets European bank

The rare form of attack was designed to overwhelm the victim’s networking gear
26 Jun 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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