Web Host Hit by DDoS of Over 1Tbps

A French web hoster is claiming his firm has been hit by the biggest DDoS attack ever seen, powered by an IoT botnet with an estimated capacity of 1.5Tbps. Octave Klaba, the founder and CTO of OVH, took to Twitter late...

OVH suffers 1.1Tbps DDoS attack

An internet hosting company has been the subject of a distributed denial of service attacks the likes of which the world has never seen Hosting company OVH has been subject to the biggest attack DDoS known to date, with peaks of over...

DDOS attacks: An old nemesis returns to cripple your network

Once considered a cybersecurity threat of the past, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have re-emerged with a vengeance. DDoS attacks are wreaking havoc on enterprises and end users with alarming frequency. Distributed Denial of Service is a cyberattack...

Hackers threaten First Securities with DDoS attacks

TAIPEI, Taiwan — First Securities (第一金證券) was blackmailed on Thursday by hackers who threatened to completely disable its trading system with DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks. The hackers asked the brokerage firm to pay 50 bitcoins (approximately NT$940,000), in an...

DDoS always knocks twice

If you were DDoSed once, you will be DDoSed again, that is for sure. A company is rarely attacked by a DDoS (distributed denial of service) just once. If it happens once, it will probably happen again, which is...

Waiting for DDoS

In football, many offensive plays are designed to trick the defense into thinking something else is about to unfold. In the world of cybersecurity, DoS (Denial of Service) or DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks often serve as a...

911 Is Vulnerable To DDoS Attacks

A new report has found that America’s emergency helpline number, 911, is vulnerable to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Interestingly, the threat of attack has previously been issued by Department of Homeland Security as well as the FBI. Mark James, Security...