The new attack can be used to spy upon encrypted connections used by tens of thousands of HTTPS websites and mail servers.
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Attackers are using smaller bandwidth attacks to last longer, and do more damage.
Traffic hit upwards of 334Gbps, which accounts for tens of thousands of connections.
The large DDoS attack on GitHub and Greatfire that occurred over March and April would not have been possible with encrypted web traffic, Google has said.
DDoS attackers are using shorter bursts of activity to infiltrate servers and networks in a large way, compared to the rest of DDoS attacks in Asia-Pacific.
The code-sharing website is back up and running after a week-long attack crippled its services. The attack was blamed on Beijing, an allegation it didn't actually deny.
DDoS attacks are not only a disruption but can also cost businesses dearly, according to Neustar research.
US coding website GitHub is fending off a DDoS onslaught focused on shutting down anticensorship tools.
A number of Dutch government websites went dark yesterday after an online assault.
The increase of distributed denial-of-service attacks during Q4 2014 was driven by the rise of the Internet of Things, and the increasing exploitation of web vulnerabilities and botnet building.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) and routing attacks on online infrastructure increased last year according to a European agency for network security.
The anonymity service, attacked by hackers who brought down gaming services over Christmas, was never in any danger during this attack, experts say.
US officials have reportedly said that the Sony hack attack was launched from inside North Korea via servers in Taiwan.
Launching a counter-attack against hackers using another company's systems won't just break their agreement, but it's also illegal.
According to Verisign, DDoS attacks going beyond 10Gbps continue to rise, causing a headache for the enterprise.
The rapid growth of cloud services like AWS will have a big impact on hardware, in particular on servers and other gear in data centers, but also on how we use PCs and mobile devices. Here are my takeaways from re:Invent.
The latest vector for exploits of the Shellshock bug in the Bash shell is SMTP, where the mail headers themselves trigger the exploit.
When you start with the premise that capitalism is illegitimate it's easy to dismiss other people's property rights.
Sony has been hit by a fresh wave of DDoS attacks, compounded by a bomb threat posted on Twitter which caused a Sony executive's plane to be grounded.
In a perfect example of how politics can influence cyberattacks, new research reveals how the Israel-Hamas conflict is changing the security landscape.
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