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Incapsula Blocks Semalt, A Referrer Spam Botnet

Incapsula Blocks Semalt, A Referrer Spam Botnet

Tuesday, 09 September 2014

"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."

7 Things to Know About Protecting Your Data in the Cloud

7 Things to Know About Protecting Your Data in the Cloud

Monday, 08 September 2014

"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."

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.""