DDoS Defense Archive

Security Holes Make Home Routers Vulnerable

Security threats abound on the internet, which is why ethical hackers and security researchers spend much of their time in search of these issues. As part of the work that they do to keep the internet safe, researchers at...

Police Shut Down Largest DDoS-for-Hire Marketplace

A large marketplace that allowed users to rent distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) infrastructure from hackers has been shut down following a global law enforcement operation led by police agencies from the Netherlands and the UK. Known as webstresser.org, the marketplace...

Europol Shuts Down World’s Largest DDoS-for-Hire Service

Europol officials have shut down WebStresser, a website where users could register and launch DDoS attacks after paying for a monthly plan, with prices starting as low as €15 ($18.25). The website, considered the largest DDoS-for-hire service online, had...

Nine Things That Are Poised To Impact Cybersecurity

One important step every business should take to protect their sensitive customer data is invest in the latest security solutions. This means staying educated and up to date on what technology is available and what it does to keep you safe....

DDoS attacks costing UK firms £35,000 per attack

New research highlights the financial and reputational cost of DDoS attacks. New research has revealed that DDoS attacks can cost enterprises £35,000 per attack though lost revenue is only the fourth most damaging consequence of falling victim to this...

Botnets present 195,000 security threats every day

Botnets, networks of infected machines that are used by cybercriminals everywhere to do their sinister bidding, are still a huge threat, and everyone should be paying much more attention to it. The latest research from the CenturyLInk Threat Research...