In a 2018 report by McAfee and the Centre for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), it was found that cyber-crime has a global impact of $600 billion every year on businesses, through everything from losses due to system closures to reputation damage. This has affected many companies, with an attack now being a very real possibility for a lot of organizations.more →
August has seen multiple online gaming sites hit with DDoS attacks, causing tournaments to be halted and players needing reimbursement. Some of these attacks have taken domains offline, lasting for several hours and preventing players from entering the system or playing any games.
DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service, meaning that the target site gets flooded with illegitimate requests, which prevents real customers from connecting.more →
Akamai, coined as the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, is the leading content delivery network (CDN) services provider for media and software delivery. Every quarter, Akamai publishes a report on the State of the Internet. This summer, their web attacks report looks into various areas such as the number and type of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks through recent months and credential abuse attackers.more →
Tut Tut! The Dixons Carphone group has been hit by another potentially devastating cyber attack. This time around, millions of credit card numbers and data records are involved. It couldn’t get much worse really.
Back in 2015 activereach was campaigning for businesses to get their heads out of the sand –more →
DDoS, or Distributed Denial of Service, creates a risk for businesses that conduct any transactions using public Internet services. The severity of the risk will, of course, depend on how much that business relies on its online systems for revenue. If the risk is sufficiently large, then budget is usually set aside for mitigation.more →
In Part 1 of this blog post we discussed one of 2017’s biggest security worries: the emerging threat from Internet of Things (IoT) botnets. As we have seen, the fundamental issue is the vulnerability of IoT devices, which – thanks to market failures – have often been designed with inadequate security.more →
This month we share a blog article from our technology partner, Radware. Low and slow DDoS attack traffic is increasingly becoming a strain on business resources, consuming bandwidth and in turn, resulting in a poor customer experience and financial loss – in most instances the targeted organization will absorb such traffic without even noticing or knowing
You know when you get to a certain age, feeling ‘good’ just isn’t enough?more →
Large-scale DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) botnet attacks are on the rise. Akamai, to take one recent example, has reported five attacks greater than 300 Gbps in the final few months of 2016.1 And it’s not all down to the latest cyber threat that’s keeping the security community awake at night: large-scale botnets built from everyday Internet of Things devices.more →