"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."
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"One can encrypt individual files with programs like the open-source PGP, that way, even if an account is still somehow compromised, your racy photos are not."
"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."
"DDoS attackers have the ability to be very disruptive to online businesses or businesses that rely on electronic systems to provide services"
"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."
"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…"
"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."
"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.""