"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."
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"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.""
"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"
"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."