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DDoS attacks making hackers a 95% profit margin

But with repeated attacks on some businesses, the cost to them is much higher
24 Mar 2017
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DDoS attack hits Lloyds Banking Group mobile apps

But “vast majority” of customers unaffected over two-day attack
23 Jan 2017
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Will President Trump inspire a hacktivism revival?

Why political upheaval could inspire hacktivists to take to their keyboards again
20 Jan 2017
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FTC: D-Link IoT devices put thousands of customers at risk

D-Link calls Federal Trade Commission's claims "vague and unsubstantiated"
6 Jan 2017
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DDoS attacks increase 40% year-on-year

Multi-vector and DNSSEC amplification grew at the fastest rates
20 Dec 2016
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NCA arrests 12 people in DDoS crackdown

People suspected of using £4 Netspoof stresser software to take down web servers and websites
13 Dec 2016
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Turkish hacking group offers criminals DDoS rewards

Points are logged on a scoreboard that can be cashed in for free access to other hacking tools
9 Dec 2016
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European Commission suffers cyber attack

Unknown hackers disrupt Commission's activities with DDoS attack
25 Nov 2016
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New scanner can check for Mirai malware infection

Imperva launches new scanner to detect presence of the Mirai malware for free
8 Nov 2016
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Mirai botnet did not knock Liberia's internet offline

West African country didn't suffer nationwide outage last week, contrary to reports
7 Nov 2016
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Was Mirai malware behind Dyn DDoS attack?

IoT-powered malware may have caused Twitter, Spotify & Reddit outage
24 Oct 2016
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Nine in ten companies hacked in last five years

But less than half of CEOs are concerned another hack will happen
20 Sep 2016
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A nation state is learning how to take the internet offline

Bruce Schneier: DDoS attacks are targeting companies that host the web
15 Sep 2016
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Cybersecurity degree tackles enterprise IT security gap

IBM and University of Warwick teach the next generation of cybersecurity professionals
15 Sep 2016
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UK becomes the world's number two target for DDoS hackers

'Boredom and spite' behind 220% increase in DDoS attacks, finds Imperva
23 Aug 2016
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Hackers turn IoT devices into massive botnet

LizardStresser code fuels DDoS attacks on banks and gaming firms
1 Jul 2016
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Google to offer DDoS protection for news sites

Project Shield will route traffic through the company's cloud platform to prevent outages
26 Feb 2016
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Hackers use 26,000 WordPress websites in massive DDoS attack

Website owners urged to switch off Pingback function to prevent layer 7 hack
19 Feb 2016
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DDoS attack cripples HSBC online banking

No customer records compromised, bank says, after second outage of 2016
29 Jan 2016
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Irish National Lottery plagued by DDoS attack

Both the website and ticket issuing machines were affected
22 Jan 2016
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Europol arrests suspect in Bitcoin extortion ring bust

Suspected cybercriminals 'threatened businesses with DDoS attacks in exchange for ransoms'
13 Jan 2016
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Anti-ISIS hacking group admits it 'took BBC offline'

New World Hacking says it was simply testing its capabilities
4 Jan 2016
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Kaspersky: Longest DDoS attack lasted 320 hours in Q3

The number of attacks lasting 150 hours or more has substantially increased
4 Nov 2015
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Hackers use DDoS attacks to distract you

Low-level persistent DDoS masks the real attack, warns report
15 Sep 2015
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