Topic: ddos

Memcached at root of GitHub DDoS attack

GitHub suffered a large Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on Wednesday, made possible by vulnerabilities in memcached, according to Ashley Stephenson, CEO of Corero Network Security, a company focused on DDoS protection. Typically in DDoS attacks the bad actors use a variety of techniques, such as botnets, or in this case, Memcached, Stephenson said. … continue reading

AWS re:Invent: X-Ray, CodeBuild, Shield and Personal Health Dashboard

Amazon wants to help solve pain points for developers. The company’s AWS re:Invent conference concluded yesterday with announcements and new solutions aimed at giving developers more tools to provide better experiences. To help developers gain more insight into their distributed apps, the company announced AWS X-Ray, designed to give developers the ability to analyze and … continue reading

Security testing should be on every DevOps team’s Black Friday checklist

The holidays are a time for shoppers to reap the benefit of online deals—and for hackers to leverage software vulnerabilities in retail systems and applications. In order to prepare for this year, IT monitoring experts suggested developers and operations teams incorporate adequate security testing as part of their holiday preparedness checklist. The biggest mistake organizations … continue reading

Cloudflare investigates DDoS attacks coming from Internet-connected cameras

Cloudflare has published information about recent attacks it has seen against its system, and these attacks highlight new DDoS trends where hackers are able to bring down more web application servers at a time. According to a blog post written by Cloudflare’s Marek Majkowski, these new attacks appear to come from the Mirai botnet, which … continue reading

GitHub suffers from a DDoS attack, Amazon moves drones to Canada, IBM Watson acquires Blekko—SD Times news digest: March 30, 2015

GitHub is trying to recover from a large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on its website. According to the company, this is the largest DDoS attack it has experienced to date. “The attack began around 2 a.m. UTC on Thursday, March 26, and involves a wide combination of attack vectors,” wrote Jesse Newland, systems … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: Tomorrow’s forecast: Distributed Denial of Service

Malicious agents can crash a website by implementing a DDoS—a Distributed Denial of Service Attack—against a server. So can sloppy programmers. Take, for example, the National Weather Service’s website, which is operated by the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA. On August 29, the service went down, hard, as single rogue Android … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sept. 18, 2014—Microsoft releases WinJS 3.0, and CloudFlare’s Keyless SSL

Microsoft releases WinJS 3.0 with multiplatform support, nixes developer fees Microsoft has released version 3.0 of WinJS, the Windows library for JavaScript, adding cross-platform and cross-browser support, JavaScript modularization, and improved universal control designs. The update adds support for popular Web and mobile browsers, as well as HTML-based app environments, including Apache Cordova. According to … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Cybercrime Blotter: DDoS bank robbers; League of Legends hacked

More security slip-ups lead to more black eyes, and the responses to the hacks haven’t been encouraging … continue reading

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