"The move is a step in the right direction, coming at a time when we're seeing a marked increase in the sophistication of cyberattacks and cyberterrorism across all fronts," suggested Marc Gaffan, CEO and cofounder of Incapsula"
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"Obama’s new legislation removes all ambiguity so for the first time companies can prosecute the so-called “bot-herders” that try to do them harm."
"Recently, we have watched cyber criminals not only engage in more complex attacks, but also seen the proliferation of hacking guns for hire."
"We see great potential in allowing courts to shut down bots engaged in DDoS attacks and other illegal activity," said Marc Gaffan, chief executive of Incapsula."
"Creating legislation that clearly states the illegality of selling botnets will combat the exponential growth of malicious bots trolling the Internet…"
And bots on the whole are getting sneakier, with the amount of "impersonator bots"…"
"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."
"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."