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  • Akamai sees record-setting spikes in size and volume of DDoS attacks

    The size and volume of distributed denial-of-service attacks has exploded in the past year, with a 389 percent increase in average attack bandwidth between the third quarter of 2013 and the third quarter of 2014, according to an Internet security report from Akamai Technologies.

    Written by Grant Gross24 Oct. 14 03:59
  • Global Internet speeds up, DDoS attacks down

    Internet connection speeds are increasing around the globe, while distributed denial-of-service attacks are down, according to the latest report from networking services company Akamai.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin01 Oct. 14 02:56
  • Improved patch tackles new Shellshock attack vectors

    System administrators who spent last week making sure their computers are patched against Shellshock, a critical vulnerability in the Bash Unix command-line interpreter, will have to install a new patch that addresses additional attack vectors.

    Written by Lucian Constantin29 Sept. 14 23:31
  • DDoS attacks using SNMP amplification on the rise

    Attackers are increasingly abusing devices configured to publicly respond to SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) requests over the Internet to amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks.

    Written by Lucian Constantin24 May 14 04:09
  • Akamai admits its OpenSSL patch was faulty, reissues keys

    Akamai Technologies, whose network handles up to 30 percent of all Internet traffic, said Sunday a researcher found a fault in custom code that the company thought shielded most of its customers from the Heartbleed bug.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk14 April 14 16:20
  • Syria hit by widespread Internet outage

    Syria was hit by what appeared to be an Internet outage that swept nearly the entire country, according to Internet monitoring companies.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin20 March 14 21:23
  • Akamai to buy DDoS protection specialist Prolexic

    Content delivery services provider Akamai Technologies plans to buy Prolexic Technologies, a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation specialist, for US$370 million in cash.

    Written by Lucian Constantin02 Dec. 13 14:37
  • Travelling with IT

    Being a technology enabler rather than an IT policeman is what Tourism Australia's David Rumsey believes the CIO role is all about.

    Written by Hamish Barwick22 July 13 09:47
  • Second-screen prototype hopes to boost couch commerce

    Akamai Technologies demonstrated a prototype second-screen system that presents complementary content on a smartphone or tablet that is synchronized with what's happening on the main television screen.

    Written by Nick Barber09 April 13 01:13
  • DDoS attack against Spamhaus was reportedly the largest in history

    A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack of unprecedented scale that targeted an international spam-fighting organisation last week ended up causing problems for Internet users around the world, experts say.

    Written by Lucian Constantin27 March 13 20:04