Defend Against DDoS Archive

Online Poker Sites Suffer DDoS Attacks

The online poker industry has recently been plagued by a spate of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, with three highly popular gaming websites being impacted by the onslaught. Initial reports of the attacks emerged on US-facing America’s Card...

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...

Q4 2017 Global DDoS Threat Landscape Report

Today we are releasing our latest Global DDoS Threat Landscape Report, a statistical analysis of 5,055 network and application layer DDoS attacks mitigated by Imperva Incapsula services during Q4 2017. In Q4, the number of application layer attacks nearly...

Tracking Bitcoin Wallets as IOCs for Ransomware

By understanding how cybercriminals use bitcoin, threat analysts can connect the dots between cyber extortion, wallet addresses, shared infrastructure, TTPs, and attribution. Cryptocurrency, particularly bitcoin, has captured the attention of Wall Street and Silicon Valley over the past few...

Deconstructing a Denial of Service attack

Denial of service attacks present a major threat to the world, but we may be set to see it get much worse as IoT devices continue to flood the consumer market. The term denial of service will strike fear...

A Head For Hacker-nomics

Unraveling the economics of cyberattacks is just as important as grasping the technologies that hackers use to launch them, says SMU Assistant Professor Wang Qiuhong. AsianScientist (Feb. 5, 2018) – By Sim Shuzhen – Just as a thief planning...