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How SMBs Can Minimize Denial-of-Service Risks - As the holiday shopping season looms, SMBs can't afford to have their websites taken down. Consider this expert advice.
Is your online business ready for the holiday shopping spree? It might not be if you're making it too easy for hackers to take down your website. Though denial-of-service (DoS) and similar, grander-scale distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks aren't new, like some other th... read more
An online arms race rages between attackers and defenders - Retailers find that defensive measures must keep pace.
For a big online retailer like Overstock.com Inc., now branded O.co, Internet security is a way of life. “O.co, as with any major Internet site, is constantly being attacked,” says Sam Peterson, the e-retailer’s senior vice president of technology, web site and merchandi... read more
DDoS is Cloud's security Achilles heel - Current approaches to information security favour confidentiality and integrity at the expense of availability
Cloud providers and customers are ignoring the importance of securing online services against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks at their own peril. read more
DDoS Defense: Preventing business disruption
There was a time when you could cause a website to freeze up just by hitting enter repeatedly when your web browser was open to it. One of the techniques that became popular during the Iranian election protests was to use pagereload.com, a tool developed for click fraud, to cont... read more
Computer-based attacks emerge as threat of future, general says
Threats posed by cyber-attacks on computer networks and the Internet are escalating from large-scale theft of data and strikes designed to disrupt computer operations to more lethal attacks that destroy entire systems and physical equipment. read more
FBI Investigating NBC Twitter Hack
The FBI is now investigating a Friday hack of the NBC News Twitter account, which falsely tweeted about an attack at Ground Zero. At this point, the FBI is gathering information and has provided no additional details, according to MSNBC. read more
Cyber crime cost $625m in past year
Cyber crime cost New Zealanders a total of $625.5 million in the past year, according to the lastest CyberCrime report Norton’s CyberCrime 2011 report was released today, detailing the costs and extent of cyber crime in New Zealand and the rest of the world. read more
March Of The Trolls And Hacktivists
In recent years its visitors, two-thirds of whom are male and in their 20′s according to its own stats, have become better at collaborating on mass pranks and DDoS attacks, some of which were labeled as raids by “Anonymous.” read more
10 Years After 9/11, Do We Face a Serious Cyberterrorism Threat?
“They [ordinary people's home PCs] are the 'bots' used in DDOS [attacks], which are an act of cyberterrorism, according to the broad definition of the term,” he said. “So everyone needs to take measures to protect one's computer and information.”... read more
Most security pros don't think a breach will happen to them
According to the study, more than 90 percent of attendees surveyed at the 2011 Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit discussed large-scale, high-profile breaches like RSA, Citigroup and Sony with senior management, yet only 23 percent did anything beyond that. read more