Was The Facebook Outage A Cyber-Attack?

Yesterday, at about 11am EST, a hashtag started trending on Twitter: #Facebookdown. The social media site and its sister, Instagram, were suffering an outage. Some users weren’t able to log in to their accounts at all while others were experiencing...

DoJ Charges Hackers with Staging Computer Attacks

Federal authorities have arrested two alleged members of a hacking group known as the Apophis Squad on charges of making false threats of violent attacks and staging attacks on multiple computer systems. According to an announcement from the Department...

Are Hackers Winning The Denial Of Service Wars?

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are a particularly pernicious form of cyberattack where the bad actor seeks to take down a web site or even an entire corporate network by flooding it with malicious traffic. DDoS attacks have...

Small-scale DDoS attacks are on the rise

Spreading tiny parts of junk traffic across a wide range of IP addresses can wreak havoc, while avoiding detection. A new type of DDoS attacks has emerged, and it targets communications service providers (CSP). According to security firm Nexusguard,...

How safe is your e-commerce platform?

ONE of the core pillars of the digital economy is e-commerce, and in the last decade or so, it has grown to be massive in Asia. E-commerce platforms, such as Alibaba and its regional affiliates such as Lazada and...