Telephony denial-of-service attacks could cost lives

Both hacktivists and extortionists have used telephony denial-of-service attacks as a way to further their goals. The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a stark warning about consequences that telephony denial-of-service (TDoS) attacks on call centers could have on people’s lives. If launched against critical call centers, TDoS attacks could ultimately prevent callers from … More Telephony denial-of-service attacks could cost lives

DDoS attacks explained

A new DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on a prominent website is making headlines today (Aug. 24). Just days after the Department of Justice demanded visitor data for an anti-Trump website from the web host company DreamHost (which rejected the request), the company has reported a DDoS attack. DreamHost, which is home to more than … More DDoS attacks explained

10 things to know about the October 21 IoT DDoS attacks

On Friday, October 21, a series of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks caused widespread disruption of legitimate internet activity in the US. Because the attacks targeted the Domain Name System (DNS) that makes sure information requests on the internet are delivered to the right address, a lot of normal activities such as online shopping, … More 10 things to know about the October 21 IoT DDoS attacks