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Ransomware
Akamai researches top three internet security threats
Akamai Technologies has released three new research reports focusing on ransomware, web applications and APIs, and DNS traffic.
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DDoS
Maximum DDoS attack size grows by 297%, report finds
According to the report, while the average attack size fell by 50% over 2021 the maximum attack size nearly tripled, growing 297% over the same period.
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Cybersecurity
A deeper dive into the false positive quandary
False positives are often used as a key metric by decision-makers trying to identify the effectiveness of a cybersecurity solution.
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DNS attacks
DNS attacks on the rise, organisations remain unprepared
"The latest data indicates that organisations need to remain vigilant, close security gaps, and patrol for potential breaches around the clock.”
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Cybersecurity
InternetNZ discloses vulnerability that can be used to carry out cyberattacks
The vulnerability, called TsuNAME, was noticed in February 2020 in the .nz registry.
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Network Detection and Response / NDR
The challenge of ensuring effective protection against DNS attacks
The ways in which bad actors can use DNS to mount attacks are numerous. Here are some of the most popular ones.
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Telecommunications
Telcos plagued by DNS attacks, but budgets should focus elsewhere
“What is most attacked, or hardest to defend, is not always the same."
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DDoS
Education sector most at risk of DNS attacks - with a steep cost
84% of education organisations surveyed have been hit by DNS attacks, with each suffering an average of eight attacks.
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Firewall
CERT NZ provides threat intelligence for InternetNZ's DNS Firewall
"It’s important to InternetNZ to keep adding intelligence to Defenz to make sure our customers are protected from known security threats."
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Network Security
How internet networks and cybersecurity will change in 2020
More SaaS companies and cloud-based service providers will create private backbone networks to optimise their own network traffic instead of relying on the unpredictable public Internet.
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Cloud
Venafi uncovers suspicious retail lookalike domains using valid certificates
The total number of certificates using lookalike domains is more than 400% greater than the number of authentic retail domains.
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DDoS
DNS amplification attacks increase 1000% since last year - Nexusguard
Enterprise networks and communications service providers (CSPs) need attack mitigation as DNS patch adoption creates new threats.
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Firewall
Palo Alto releases new, feature-rich firewall
Palo Alto is calling it the ‘fastest-ever next-generation firewall’ with integrated cloud-based DNS Security service to stop attacks.
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DDoS
Comms providers hit by most DDoS attacks in Q3 2018
New data indicates attackers preyed on the large attack surface of ASN-level communications service providers with a ‘bit-and-piece’ approach.
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Cybersecurity
Bringing security to the next-level of networking
By securing your network at the DDI level, you can prevent DNS attacks, data exfiltration, and put a barrier around every connected device.
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Domain Names
Why protecting your DNS should never be an afterthought
Being such an integral part of the internet infrastructure makes DNS a popular target for cyber criminals looking to attack organisational networks and data.
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DDoS
DNS amplification attacks rise twofold in Q1 - report
China and the US-dominated as the top two sources of DDoS attacks in Q1, contributing 15.2% and 14.2% of the botnets, respectively.
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Network Infrastructure
Akamai completes acquisition of rDNS security provider Nominum
The firm says Nominum’s DNS-based security solutions support many of the world’s carriers, which fit well with Akamai’s investment in DNS products.
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IBM Security
IBM Security collaborates to launch anti-DNS tracking service
Quad9 Domain Name Service protects users from accessing malicious internet sites that are known to steal information and other harmful activities.
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Malware
DNS attacks: How they try to direct you to fake pages
that there is more than one type of attack that can affect DNS servers—and in this article we will look at the differences between them.