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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.