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Wikipedia fights off huge DDoS attack

Last Friday, 7 September, Wikipedia suffered what appears to be the most disruptive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack in recent memory. It’s not that Wikipedia isn’t attacked regularly – it is. It’s just that the DDoS that hit...

DDoS Attack Volume Rose 50% in Q2 2018

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks aimed at disruption remain a massive problem for businesses big and small, despite the shutdown of the Webstresser DDoS-for-hire service. Attackers are also increasingly striking outside of normal business hours, researchers have found....

Russian Hackers Breach US Utility Networks

News broke that hackers working for Russia claimed “hundreds of victims” last year in a giant and long-running campaign that put them inside the control rooms of U.S. electric utilities where they could have caused blackouts, federal officials said. They said...

Communication comes too late for ISP CrystalWeb

Earlier this year, favoured Fibre and ADSL service provider CyrystalWeb suffered what they claim is a DDoS attack. It has severely affected their international connectivity, leaving many (if not most) of its customers without a functional internet connection. “EvoNet...

Cloudflare rushes to repair nasty bug

Data lost Cloudflare got its skates on to fix a bug which could have exposed shedloads of user data. For those not in the know, Cloudflare helps optimise the security and performance of more than 5.5 million websites so...