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A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is when an attacker, or attackers, attempt to make it impossible for a service to be delivered. This can be achieved by thwarting access to virtually anything: servers, devices, services, networks, applications, and even specific transactions within applications. In a DoS attack, it’s one system that is sending […]

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Hackers who unleashed DDoS attacks (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks on a state-level voter registration and voter information website in the US used a technique called Pseudo Random Subdomain Attack (PRSD,) which is a form of attack that uses DNS queries for nonexistent and randomized subdomains, according to the FBI. “The FBI received reporting indicating […]

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Akamai Wednesday revealed that it’s witnessed the fourth-largest DDoS attack the company has ever encountered, leveraging a widespread and highly exploitable UDP amplification technique known as WS-Discovery (WSD). WSD—a consumer device network discovery and connectivity technology—was seen targeting one of Akamai’s customers in the gaming industry, according to a blog post attributed to Akamai Security […]

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