Posts Tagged ‘ddos’

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Jan 12, 2017
There are many discussions in recent events regarding the threat of vulnerable IoT devices. Part of the scare here is the ability of nefarious actors to unleash these devices in controlled botnets in strategic Denial of Service attacks. This is a very tangible threat that has manifested in a number of recent attacks including a massive DNS outage leveraged against DYN several weeks ago. The truth of the matter is that the threat from IoT and industrial devices is not really new, it just seems… Read More
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Jan 4, 2017
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have been around for years, but lately the threat potential has risen for a variety of reasons. One of the primary factors is the propagation of minimally secured Internet of Things (IoT) devices. DDoS attacks were initially simple to execute and protect against, but the attacks have become more complex and more challenging than ever. The most sophisticated attacks employ botnets which are vast swarms of zombified systems directed at a specific target. Currently, DDoS attacks can be purchased… Read More
Christina Halliday
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Apr 22, 2016
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks aren’t infamous for their sophistication; however, they’re increasing adaptability warrants a fresh look at the evolving anatomy of these dynamic threats. What is a DDoS attack? A DDoS attack is an attempt to consume one or more finite resources on a target computer or network of computers. These attack vectors block genuine users from accessing the network, application, or service and exploit detectable vulnerabilities. What are the types of DDoS attacks? Although there is a broad spectrum of types… Read More