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Threat of DDoS and web application attacks more real than ever
"Malicious actors aren't backing down. They're hammering away at the same targets over and over again."
Google: shielding the world's news from digital attacks
"These kinds of attacks threaten free expression and access to information, two of Google’s core values."
Why NZ retailers need to be wary of attacks in the last week before Christmas
New Zealand retailers are entering the busiest week of the year ahead of Christmas and the number of DDoS attacks continues to rise.
DDoS suspicions run rampant in enterprise space
A number of companies have accused their competitors of staging Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against them, according to new research.
DDoS attacks target IT, telecoms and finance companies
"The days of DDoS attacks being an operational frustration that just resulted in some downtime are long over.”
DDoS attacks on the rise in New Zealand
“Extremely large attacks grab the headlines, but it is the increasing size of the average DDoS attack that is causing headaches for enterprises."
Five top security threats to data centres – and how to counter them
"To counter these threats, organisations need a solution that can lock down their data centres. Otherwise they risk significant damage."
Huawei unveils APT big data security solution
Huawei has released a new solution designed to protect against Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) and denial-of-service (DdoS) attacks.
State of the internet: DDoS attack activity soaring
New findings from Akamai technologies show Q1 2015 set a record for the number of DDoS attacks observed.
"Pay or your network gets it" threat to Kiwi organisations
An unknown international group has begun threatening several NZ organisations with DDoS attacks, according to the New Zealand Internet Task Force.
DDoS attacks being used as a smoke screen
Hackers are using short-burst DDsS attacks to discover vulnerabilities to plan longer attacks.
Damaging DDoS attacks on the rise in New Zealand
“Operators in New Zealand absolutely should take note. On-premise DDoS protection is essential for both detection and mitigation of attacks."
DDoS attack volume triples
The volume of DDoS attacks are becoming more and more frequent, with the average packet volume for attacks increasing 340% to 4.36 Mpps.
DDoS attacks on the rise, how will you respond?
Arbor Networks latest infrastructure security report has found the size, complexity and frequency of DDoS attacks continues to rise, with customer infrastructure and data centres prime targets.
Was Facebook hacked last night?
Rumours began swirling around various sites that hacking group Lizard Squad were responsible for the takedown, after a tweet on the group's Twitter account read: "Facebook, Instagram, Tinder, AIM, Hipchat #offline #LizardSquad."
F5 jumps onto the cloud bandwagon, sets sights on NZ
F5 Networks has launched Silverline and says they have already had a lot of interest in the New Zealand market.
Anonymous threatens cyber-revenge after Paris terror attack
"We will track down and close all accounts on social networks related to terrorists to avenge those who were killed."
Gamers beware: Hackers hired for as little as five dollars
Distributed Denial of Service attacks are frequently marketed to gamers as a way to disrupt competing teams or players.
"Lower-end modems" root cause of Spark outage...
"What remains clear is that good end user security remains an important way to combat these attacks."
How next-generation threat protection counters DDoS attacks...
"Organisations are facing the threat of significant revenue loss and brand reputation damage from these DDoS attacks as cyber criminals look to gain from disrupting the availability of essential services."
Gen-i: DDoS attacks – the new norm?
These days you don't have to be a government agency, bank or right-wing website like Whaleoil to be concerned about becoming the target of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.
Arbor Networks launches new Cloud DDoS protection service
Arbor Networks has branched out into services, offering Arbor Cloud DDoS protection service – a global DDoS cleaning service which works in conjunction with on-premise Arbor Pravail equipment to provide multi-layered defence.
Secure cloud computing: Where the reseller fits
With cloud computing’s paradigm of shared infrastructure, DDoS attacks on a specific target can quickly affect many or all tenants.