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What is a DDoS Attack? DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service attacks. Let’s ignore the Distributed for now as it refers mainly to the technique and let’s focus on the Denial of Service first. As the term implies, the objective of a DoS attack is to disrupt or deny services from legitimate users. A […]

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Q3 2021 brought two new DDoS attack vectors, potentially posing a serious threat, including for major web resources. A team of researchers from the University of Maryland and the University of Colorado Boulder found a way to spoof the victim’s IP address over TCP. To date, amplification attacks have mostly been carried out using the […]

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Cybersecurity researchers disclosed details of what they say is the “largest botnet” observed in the wild in the last six years, infecting over 1.6 million devices primarily located in China, with the goal of launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and inserting advertisements into HTTP websites visited by unsuspecting users. Qihoo 360’s Netlab security team dubbed […]

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