"According to Incapsula's research, only about 2 percent of all SSL traffic is using SSL v3. The firm reported that there is no patch for POODLE and mitigating it requires completely removing SSL v3. Although..."
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"Security firm Incapsula estimated 62 per cent of the attacks were carried out by criminal hackers rather than researchers or security professionals testing systems."
"Hackers are using existing botnets to create new ones: running automated scripts from compromised servers to add more hijacked machines to their 'flock'."
"More than 55 per cent of all attacks originated from China and US."
"Security company Incapsula said it had detected and blocked more than 217,000 exploit attempts."
"Researchers at Incapsula, said that just in the previous 24-hour period, they had witnessed 17,400 attacks."
"This trend is likely to continue for two main reasons: First, anyone can access ‘DDoS-as-service’ solutions today and generate mid-sized attacks for a less than $50. Second, the coverage of attacks is instantaneous and widespread."
"The bots access hundreds of thousands of websites, sending out requests with synthetically generated “referrer” headers, and each of these headers contains the website URL the perpetrators are trying to give an SEO boost."