Chronology of a DDoS: SpamHaus
Around 12:00 GMT March 16, 2013, a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack took offline both the spamhaus.org website and a portion of its e-mail services. SpamHaus was able to restore connectivity by March 18; however, SpamHaus is still weathering a massive, ongoing DDoS attack. The DDoS attacks have also had less severe but measurable consequences for […]
Thoughts on DarkSeoul: Data Sharing and Targeted Attackers
The attacks against South Korean media and banking organizations last week severely disrupted a handful of organizations with a coordinated distribution of “wiper” malware designed to destroy data on hard drives and render them unbootable. At 14:00 KST on March 20, 2013, the wiper was triggered across three media organizations and four banks, setting off […]
Reflections from a road trip: The evolving risk of DDoS attacks
The author, Russ Smoak (Director of Cisco Security Intelligence Operations), discusses some of the feedback received from customers recently with regard to the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) activities that have occurred over the last few months. One of the main themes from this post is that it is time to start considering the threat of DDoS as a business continuity risk and not necessarily just a security concern.
Protecting Our Networks: It’s a Team Game Now!
I have been coaching youth sports for the past seven plus years now and one of my common mantras when speaking to the girls and boys each season is that “we will win as a team and lose as a team.” In other words, I will never tolerate one player acting selfishly enough to think […]
Return of the DDoS Attack
One of the greatest threats to Internet service is Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks which can paralyze ISPs and disrupt traffic to and from targeted websites. For years now, DDoS attacks have dropped down the IT security priority list as topics such as IP theft took center stage. Recently however, DDoS attacks targeting organizations […]