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Black Lotus Threat Report Predicts New DrDoS Attacks in Excess of 800 Gbps in 2015

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Black Lotus Threat Report Predicts New DrDoS Attacks in Excess of 800 Gbps in 2015

Service providers, carriers must strengthen security to protect operations during next 12 to 18 months 

Download PDFBlack Lotus Threat Report – Volume I – Issue 3 – 21 April 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – April 22, 2014 – While the network time protocol (NTP) DrDoS threats that became prevalent in early 2014 have been contained, new distributed reflected denial of service threats will lead to attacks in excess of 800 ...

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Network Time Protocol DrDoS Attacks

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Network Time Protocol DrDoS Attacks

Detailed information and data regarding one of the most popular and devastating forms of DDoS attacks

They say that records are meant to be broken, and in the case of sizing up Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, that has never been truer over the past few months. DDoS attacks are measured in terms of how much data per second is being directed at the target site (with the eventual hope of overloading it and rendering it offline). In their infancy ...

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Defending your site against the “Heartbleed” vulnerability

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Defending your site against the “Heartbleed” vulnerability

Earlier this week US-CERT released details of a vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160), which exists in OpenSSL, a software package used by many web servers such as Apache and nginx to provide encryption for HTTPS connections. OpenSSL versions in the 1.0.1 series prior to 1.0.1g with the RFC6520 TLS heartbeat extension enabled are susceptible, accounting for an estimated 500,000 servers worldwide. To mitigate this threat server administrators must upgrade to OpenSSL 1.0.1g or recompile existing 1.0.1 implementations with the -DOPENSSL_NO_HEARTBEATS flag.

By exploiting this vulnerability an intruder ...

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The Evolving Face of DDoS Attacks

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The Evolving Face of DDoS Attacks

How the popular form of cyber-attack has grown since its infancy

Few would have thought that the actions of a young aspiring computer enthusiast (15 years old, to be exact) working predominately alone from Canada would forever change the face of cyber security as we know it. And although that may sound hyperbolic, it’s absolutely true – a young hacker named name Michael Calce (better known by his online alias of Mafiaboy) single-handedly took down some of the largest websites in ...

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Black Lotus Secures $6M in Debt Financing From East West Bank

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Black Lotus Secures $6M in Debt Financing From East West Bank

Leading Provider of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack Mitigation Services to Accelerate Deployment of Global Network

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Apr 7, 2014)Black Lotus, a leader in availability security and provider of distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, today announced it has secured an initial debt facility of $6M, provided by East West Bank, to accelerate its ambitious global expansion initiatives leading to unprecedented upgrades to domestic DDoS mitigation centers and the launch of international locations to ...

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Most Common Forms of DDoS Attacks

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Most Common Forms of DDoS Attacks

While they share some basic tenets, DDoS attacks are extremely varied in their details

Although it’s honestly one of my least favorite sayings as an animal lover, there are indeed many ways to skin a cat. There are also many ways to take down a website or network of sites with Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. The goal is always the same – to overload the target with bandwidth and data to the point where it can no longer accept ...

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Transaction Malleability – Mt. Gox Killer or Scapegoat?

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Transaction Malleability – Mt. Gox Killer or Scapegoat?

Why the oft-maligned feature in Bitcoin transactions is less concerning than other security issues

Anyone who has been following the online crypto currency known as Bitcoin (or especially those who have invested in them) are no doubt aware of the precipitous downfall and complete implosion of one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges on the market: Mt. Gox.

Originally started as a place for fans of the popular card game Magic: The Gathering (Mt. Gox stands for Magic The Gathering Online eXchange), site ...

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What, Exactly, is a DDoS Attack?

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What, Exactly, is a DDoS Attack?

A comprehensive overview of the entire DDoS process

Although they have (unfortunately) been on the rise over the past several years, there are still quite a few people that don’t know what a DDoS attack is or how it works. Outside of the computer/tech space, most people probably don’t know what DDoS even stands for. Let’s start with the basics.

DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service. The most important part of that acronym is the “denial of service” aspect, since at ...

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Black Lotus Partners With CoreSite to Further Protect Against Record-Breaking DDoS, DrDoS Attacks

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Black Lotus Partners With CoreSite to Further Protect Against Record-Breaking DDoS, DrDoS Attacks

Black Lotus Joins CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange; Provides West Coast Data Center Customers Low-Latency DDoS Mitigation

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Mar 24, 2014) - Black Lotus, a leader in availability security and provider of distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, today announced it has deployed a new scrubbing center with CoreSite Realty Corporation (CoreSite), a provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center solutions. CoreSite’s platform is one of the world’s most developed customer ecosystems, serving more than 375 customers ...

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Threat Report: DDoS attacks more than double in frequency, scale dramatically in size

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Threat Report: DDoS attacks more than double in frequency, scale dramatically in size

As predicted in last month’s report, distributed reflection denial of service (DrDoS) attacks have continued to increase in size and frequency. During the month of January, Black Lotus observed attacks peaking at 136 Gbps in bit volume. On February 9, 2014 NTP DrDoS attacks scaled dramatically increasing to an extremely impressive, record breaking 421 Gbps.

In the February edition:

For more information, please download the full Threat Report:

Download PDFBlack Lotus Threat Report – February 2014

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