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Xbox Live up after cyberattack, PlayStation Network still down

Xbox Live up after cyberattack, PlayStation Network still down

Friday, 26 December 2014

"A typical DDoS attack costs businesses $40,000 per hour offline, but for gaming sites as large as these, the cost would be much higher, said Ofer Gayer, a researcher with the security content delivery network Incapsula. "The most recent attacks against Sony’s PlayStation Network and Xbox Live lead us to believe that Lizard Squad is more sophisticated than we had initially thought," Gayer said."

NKorea outage a case study in online uncertainties

NKorea outage a case study in online uncertainties

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

"The mysterious problems have some talking of a retaliatory cyberattack by the United States, which holds Pyongyang responsible for last month’s spectacular hack of Sony Pictures."

Frequently Asked Questions about the North Korean Internet incident

Frequently Asked Questions about the North Korean Internet incident

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

"By Ofer Gayer, Security Researcher, Incapsula"

Meet the bots that made half the web’s traffic in 2014

Meet the bots that made half the web’s traffic in 2014

Monday, 22 December 2014

"We are essentially at an arms race [against hackers] trying to protect websites,"Incapsula CEO Marc Gaffan tells Quartz. Why do bots matter?

Bots Now Make Up The Majority of Web Traffic

Bots Now Make Up The Majority of Web Traffic

Friday, 19 December 2014

"Unfortunately, it seems like the bad bots currently outnumber the good. The same study finds that 29% of all web traffic is coming from malicious bots. (Good bots, for comparison, made up 27%.)"

Sony fighting back against hackers with hacker tactics

Sony fighting back against hackers with hacker tactics

Friday, 12 December 2014

"As hackers are able to penetrate ever-more secure targets, corporations have to change their responses, too”, says Marc Gaffan, CEO of Incapsula"

Verisign Warns of Surge in Large-Scale DDoS Attacks

Verisign Warns of Surge in Large-Scale DDoS Attacks

Monday, 24 November 2014

"We believe that with the costs for attackers decreasing and costs for businesses increasing, DDoS targets have broadened from financial institutions and government sites to any company that depends on its online channels like online retailers and SaaS vendors," Incapsula CEO Marc Gaffan said in a statement."

Study: 45% of North American businesses targeted by rudimentary hack

Study: 45% of North American businesses targeted by rudimentary hack

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

"A new report from web security firm Incapsula found businesses lose an average of around $500,000 per distribute denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, in which cybercriminals knock a site offline or significantly slow loading times by overwhelming its servers with traffic from multiple sources. Because the traffic driven by DDoS attacks comes from several locations, it can be hard to detect and stop if unprepared."