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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

US begins seizure of 48 DDoS-for-hire services following global investigation
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

US begins seizure of 48 DDoS-for-hire services following global investigation

Six people have been arrested who allegedly oversaw computer attacks launched using booters
15 Dec 2022
What is HTTP error 503 and how do you fix it?
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What is HTTP error 503 and how do you fix it?

It may not always be obvious what's behind a HTTP error 503, but there are steps you can take to get back online
13 Dec 2022
Will triple extortion ransomware truly take off?
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ransomware

Will triple extortion ransomware truly take off?

Operators are now launching attacks with three extortion layers, but there are limitations to this model
13 Oct 2022
Japan investigates potential Russian Killnet cyber attacks
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cyber warfare

Japan investigates potential Russian Killnet cyber attacks

The hacker group has said it’s revolting against the country’s militarism and that it’s “kicking the samurai”
7 Sep 2022
What is a 502 Bad Gateway and how do you fix it?
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web hosting

What is a 502 Bad Gateway and how do you fix it?

We explain what the 502 Bad Gateway networking error means for users and website owners, and some potential steps for fixing it
24 Aug 2022
LockBit hacking group to be 'more aggressive' after falling victim to large-scale DDoS attack
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ransomware

LockBit hacking group to be 'more aggressive' after falling victim to large-scale DDoS attack

The ransomware group is currently embroiled in a battle after it leaked data belonging to cyber security company Entrust
23 Aug 2022
Record for the largest ever HTTPS DDoS attack smashed once again
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Network & Internet

Record for the largest ever HTTPS DDoS attack smashed once again

The DDoS attack lasted 69 minutes and surpassed the previous record of 26 million RPS
19 Aug 2022
Russian cyber attacks on Ukraine: What we know so far
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cyber warfare

Russian cyber attacks on Ukraine: What we know so far

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has set the tone for all future wars, and the cyber attacks observed throughout will provide a how-to guide on…
22 Jul 2022
Cloudflare unveils new One Partner Program with zero trust at its core
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Cloudflare unveils new One Partner Program with zero trust at its core

Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince says the initiative aims to take the complexity out of zero trust architecture
24 Jun 2022
IT Pro News in Review: UK tech raises $16bn, Microsoft acquires Miburo, largest DDoS attack mitigated
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IT Pro News in Review: UK tech raises $16bn, Microsoft acquires Miburo, largest DDoS attack mitigated

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
17 Jun 2022
Cloudflare mitigates biggest ever HTTPS DDoS attack
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

Cloudflare mitigates biggest ever HTTPS DDoS attack

A botnet generated over 212 million HTTPS requests from over 1,500 networks in 121 countries
15 Jun 2022
Ukraine's vigilante IT army now has a DDoS bot to automate attacks against Russia
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botnets

Ukraine's vigilante IT army now has a DDoS bot to automate attacks against Russia

The 270,000-strong IT Army of Ukraine will now combine supporters' cloud infrastructure to strengthen the daily attacks against their invaders
19 May 2022
Russian hackers declare war on 10 countries after failed Eurovision DDoS attack
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Russian hackers declare war on 10 countries after failed Eurovision DDoS attack

Italian police thwart cyber attacks on Eurovision's voting systems from the Russian-linked hacker group Killnet after the same group targeted public s…
16 May 2022
DDoS attacks surge to record numbers in 2022 as a result of Russia-Ukraine war
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

DDoS attacks surge to record numbers in 2022 as a result of Russia-Ukraine war

Cases this year saw some of the longest-lasting DDoS attacks ever seen as hacktivists assembled to take on their enemies in the ongoing cyber war betw…
26 Apr 2022
Should your business worry about Russian cyber attacks?
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cyber warfare

Should your business worry about Russian cyber attacks?

What is the real Russian cyber security threat facing UK businesses, and how can organisations protect themselves?
7 Apr 2022
IT Pro News In Review: UK likely to pay ransom, OnwardMobility shuts, and Russia blamed for hacks
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IT Pro News In Review: UK likely to pay ransom, OnwardMobility shuts, and Russia blamed for hacks

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
25 Feb 2022
UK, US officials say Russia was behind DDoS attacks against Ukraine
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

UK, US officials say Russia was behind DDoS attacks against Ukraine

The Russian Embassy in the US slammed the accusations as "baseless statements"
21 Feb 2022
Ukrainian Ministry of Defence hit by DDoS attack
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

Ukrainian Ministry of Defence hit by DDoS attack

Ukraine’s largest commercial bank and State Savings Bank were also hit by cyber attacks
16 Feb 2022
Podcast transcript: Inside the DDoS arms race
Podcast transcript: Inside the DDoS arms race
distributed denial of service (DDOS)

Podcast transcript: Inside the DDoS arms race

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
28 Jan 2022
The IT Pro Podcast: Inside the DDoS arms race
The IT Pro Podcast: Inside the DDoS arms race
distributed denial of service (DDOS)

The IT Pro Podcast: Inside the DDoS arms race

They’re still among the most common cyber attacks - but what makes DDoS so popular?
28 Jan 2022
DDoS attacks are still a key weapon for corporate extortion
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

DDoS attacks are still a key weapon for corporate extortion

Ransomware isn’t the only rotten fruit, with DDoS attacks deployed both as an extra twist of the knife – and on their own
26 Jan 2022
Europol reveals how ransomware gangs are evolving to evade capture
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cyber crime

Europol reveals how ransomware gangs are evolving to evade capture

The annual crime report explains how ransomware continues to grow in profitability despite recent capture attempts, and the novel ways DDoS attackers …
12 Nov 2021
Oracle joins Cloudflare's Bandwidth Alliance
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

Oracle joins Cloudflare's Bandwidth Alliance

Database giant will adjust cloud transfer fees for Cloudflare customers
10 Nov 2021