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PlayStation Network Back Online After Attack

PlayStation Network Back Online After Attack

Monday, 25 August 2014

"A group calling itself "Lizard Squad" took responsibility for the attack via Twitter and said it had planted the ISIS flag on Sony's servers."

Sony DDoS Attack May Have Been Smokescreen

Sony DDoS Attack May Have Been Smokescreen

Monday, 25 August 2014

"DDoS attackers have the ability to be very disruptive to online businesses or businesses that rely on electronic systems to provide services"

Business feud DDoS attack lasts for 38 days

Business feud DDoS attack lasts for 38 days

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

"We can now protect any IP network via our cloud service, and shut down very aggressive attacks aimed not just at websites and applications, but at core infrastructure."

Incapsula mitigates multi-vector DDoS attack lasting longer than a month

Incapsula mitigates multi-vector DDoS attack lasting longer than a month

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

"Obviously one request per second is not a lot," Incapsula researchers Ronen Atias and Ofer Gayer wrote. "However, when dealing with video content of 10, 20, and 30 minutes in length, and with thousands of views every minute, the attack can quickly become very large and extremely dangerous…"

Discussion Point: How Big are Data Security Threats?

Discussion Point: How Big are Data Security Threats?

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

"I am assuming that someone will get in. It's my job to ensure that they can’t get out or that they can't take anything with them, on the way out."

Dr. Crawlit, Mr. Hack: The Two Faces of Googlebot

Dr. Crawlit, Mr. Hack: The Two Faces of Googlebot

Friday, 25 July 2014

"Every day millions of these "evil twins" are used for DDoS attacks, hacking, spam, content theft and many other shady activities. The details of these malicious escapades that paint the event logs of Incapsula's security services are presented below as Dr. Crawlit's alter-ego, "Mr. Hack.""

Googlebot Goes Around More than All Other Web Spiders Combined

Googlebot Goes Around More than All Other Web Spiders Combined

Friday, 25 July 2014

"The first interesting fact about Googlebot is just how active it really is. It should come as no surprise that Googlebot is more thorough than any of its peers. However, it was interesting to see Googlebot actually crawling more pages than all other search engines combined"

The bot traffic dilemma

The bot traffic dilemma

Thursday, 24 July 2014

"Blocking bots also means blocking Googlebots, which eagerly crawl the Web to come up with an accurate way of indexing content. So IT professionals set firewall rules that allow Googlebots on their sites. However, hackers know that, and have crafted malicious bots that mask themselves as Googlebots to find ways to exploit browser, server and other vulnerabilities."