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Cloudflare launches Spectrum to protect the internet beyond the web

When it launched back in 2010, Cloudflare was all about speeding up websites and protecting them from hackers. Today, with the launch of Spectrum, it’s taking a major step to move beyond the web

Google brings DDoS protection and other new security features to its cloud

For the longest time, enterprises worried about how secure their data would be in the cloud, and for some, that was a major roadblock for moving out of their own data centers. At this point, most majo

The FCC’s comment system targeted by DDoS attacks during filing period for net neutrality

The FCC suffered multiple distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks Sunday night and Monday morning, the agency said in a statement today. The attacks appear to be aimed at shutting down the electr

Brexit voter registration website crash could have been a DDoS, says report

A government voter registration website in the UK that crashed in the hours before the deadline for registering to vote ahead of last year's Brexit referendum could have been targeted by a denial of s

AWS launches Shield to protect web applications from DDoS attacks

At its re:Invent developer conference, Amazon today announced AWS Shield, a DDoS protection service for web apps that run on Amazon’s cloud computing service. AWS Shield is generally available t

Dyn DNS DDoS likely the work of script kiddies, says Flashpoint

Business risk intelligence firm FlashPoint has put out a preliminary analysis of last week's massive denial of service attack against Dyn DNS, and its conclusion is it was likely the work of amateur h

The Mirai botnet’s internet takedown opens up a new market for attackers and defenders

When Amazon, Twitter, PayPal, Spotify and other major websites were rendered inaccessible on Friday, thousands of Americans learned firsthand what a DDoS attack feels like. DDoS is an unsophisticated

Broadband access creeps along but DDoS attacks explode

Akamai released its quarterly State of the Internet reports today, one detailing quality of access and the other attacks on companies and infrastructure. The slow march continues towards a better and

ProtonMail On Battling A Sustained DDoS Attack

Encrypted webmail provider, ProtonMail, has been fighting a wave of DDoS attacks since November 3 that, by last Friday, had taken its service offline for more than 24 hours. At the time of writing the

PlayStation Network Suffers DDOS Attack, Hackers Claim To Have Grounded SOE President’s Plane

PlayStation Network is currently experiencing mass outages for North American users, and the reason behind the downtime is a DDOS attack for which hacker group Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility.

CloudFlare Teams Up With 15 NGOs To Protect Citizen Journalists And Activists From DDoS Attacks

A lot of political speech now happens online, but that also makes it very vulnerable to DDoS attacks from those who don't agree with a given viewpoint. Many of these sites are hosted by individual jou

TypePad Claims It Was Hit By Another DDoS Attack

A number of technology companies, including Meetup, Basecamp, Vimeo, Bit.ly and others, have undergone website-crashing DDoS attacks (distributed denial-of-service) in recent months, but SAY Media-own

SAY Media-Owned Blogging Platform Typepad Enters Day 5 Of On-And-Off DDoS Attacks

You can now add <a target="_blank" href="http://www.typepad.com">Typepad</a>, the blogging service owned by <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/saymedia">SAY Media</a>, to the g

Email Marketer Declines To Pay Its DDoS Attacker 1.8 Bitcoin Bribe To Prevent Repeat Attack — Seriously

In about two hours if threats are carried out, email marketing service Mad Mimi (CrunchBase) will be hit with another denial-of-service attack (DDoS) similar to what it endured yesterday, which mad

Basecamp Becomes Latest Victim Of DDoS Attackers Attempting To Extort Money From Tech Companies

Basecamp, makers of the popular online project management software of the same name (which as of this February became the company’s main focus) was hit with a distributed denial-of-service at

Meetup’s Multi-Day Outage Was Due To A Newer, More Powerful Type Of DDoS Attack

A bit of follow-up on Meetup’s DDoS (denial of service) attack which saw the company’s website and accompanying mobile services down for several days: according to the company, this was

Meetup Suffering Significant DDoS Attack, Taking It Offline For Days

Meetup has been suffering from a prolonged DDoS (denial of service) attack which has caused the service to experience intermittent outages across both web and mobile for several days. The site is curr

Defense.net’s DDoS Frontline Fights Cyberattacks On IP Services And The Internet Of Things

Distributed denial of service attacks have been one of the most common and well-known ways that malicious hackers have gone after companies on the web. But as cybercrime becomes more sophisticated and

Akamai Buys DDoS Prevention Specialist Prolexic For $370M To Ramp Up Security Offerings For Enterprises

The <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/11/29/thanksgiving-digest-ibm-e-commerce-edition-mobile-43-of-all-traffic-over-25-of-all-online-sales/">holiday season</a> e-commerce rush is <a href="htt

Akamai: Half Of All Internet Connections Now At 4Mbps+, Safari Remains Most Used Mobile Browser

The ITU has <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/10/07/itu-6-8b-mobile-subs-by-end-of-2013-nearly-as-many-people-as-there-are-on-earth-2-7b-on-any-kind-of-internet/">recently published</a> figure
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