Following the breaking news of the TalkTalk cyber-attack, Kevin Foster, testing services manager at MTI Technology, explains how the company was hacked – and how SMEs can avoid falling prey to the same attack.
The UK’s largest forum for parents was targeted with a DDoS attack, which took the website offline from 11 August to 12 August. As part of the hacker's ploy, Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts also found a police squad knocking on her door one day.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are firmly back in the news; it seems that barely a month goes by without media reports of a website or service being brought down by one. Most recently, the servers of games Destiny and Call of Duty: Ghosts were struck, kicking players across the world out of their games.
The frequency and size of DDoS attacks is ever-growing and continues to be a priority issue for many businesses.
Disruptive cyber-attacks are becoming more effective at breaching security defences, but according to a global BT study DDoS, is a major concern for UK businesses.
Incapsula has released its “2013-2014 DDoS Threat Landscape Report", which took place over five months and is based on records of over 154m unique DDoS bot sessions to uncover emerging trends.
Research raises alarming issues on how little businesses really know about securing BYOD and tackling DDoS. Joakim Sundberg advises companies on how to stay secure.