Earlier this month, the cyber security software and services company Imperva mitigated an attack against one of its clients that exceeded 500 million packets per second. This attack was a SYN flood DDoS and it is the largest DDoS attack by packet volume ever observed.
Topic: Denial-of-Service Attacks
Zscaler ThreatLabZ researchers identified a new DoS bot family named Siren that uses 10 different DoS methods to carry out attacks.
In this episode of the CSIAC Podcast, SMEs discuss a DDos attack on GitHub, a data breach suffered by the U.S. Marine Forces Reserve, an iPhone hack, and an Army Research Lab contract for "Internet of Battlefield Things".
Now researchers at Danish firm TDC have documented a type of DDoS attack that uses modest traffic volumes to do the same job, possibly controlled from a single laptop.
A new zero-day distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack vector could open the flood gates for terabit-scale DDoS events, researchers at Corero Network Security warn.
John Gilmore, an American entrepreneur and civil libertarian, once famously quipped that “the Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.” This notion undoubtedly rings true for those who see national governments as the principal threats to free speech.