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  1. Jamie McKane

    How South Africa will fight DDoS attacks

    How South Africa will fight DDoS attacks Internet service providers in South Africa have been targeted with an unusually high number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in recent months. These attacks caused major Internet outages across multiple ISPs, with the worst-affected...
  2. C

    DDOS? My router was hacked I am a Afrihost client

    Hi Yesterday I could not login to my router admin account and also not able using the app. I eventually logged in with the default password of the router. I noticed the guest account although disabled the password was different. The openvpn setup was also reported as being different and all...
  3. Jamie McKane

    How much DDoS attackers demanded from SA banks

    How much DDoS attackers demanded from SA banks Attackers who tried to flood the Internet-connected computers of South African banks with junk network traffic tried to extort two to four bitcoin from each bank. This is according to CEO of the South African Banking Risk Information Centre...
  4. Jamie McKane

    Banking cyber attack in South Africa - Criminals love payday

    Banking cyber attack in South Africa - Criminals love payday Increased criminal activity around paydays every month is nothing strange, a spokesperson for Capitec has told MyBroadband. Capitec’s comments were made in the context of a question about the distributed denial of service (DDoS)...
  5. Jamie McKane

    South African banks hit by massive DDoS attack

    South African banks hit by massive DDoS attack The South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) announced that the South African banking industry has been hit by a wave of ransom-driven DDoS attacks targeting consumer-facing services. DDoS attacks have become a major problem for...
  6. Jamie McKane

    South African ISPs targeted by DDoS attacks

    South African ISPs targeted by DDoS attacks A number of South African Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have been targeted by Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks over the past few weeks, with the latest victim being Cybersmart. Cybersmart customers experienced intermittent issues from...
  7. Jamie McKane

    The massive DDoS attack that won't stop - Cool Ideas' nightmare

    The massive DDoS attack that won't stop - Cool Ideas' nightmare At 13:30 on Saturday, 21 September, Cool Ideas' networking team started receiving alerts. They were under attack and their DDoS mitigation had kicked in. Their network had been brought to its knees by a similar attack just ten...
  8. Newsfeed

    Google pulls apps linked to WireX botnet

    Google pulls apps linked to WireX botnet Tech organisations recently cooperated to stop a DDoS attack from the WireX botnet, which took place on 17 August.
  9. Kevin Lancaster

    New DDoS attack reaches over 400Gbps and 200 million pps

    New DDoS attack reaches over 400Gbps and 200 million pps Cloudflare has detected a new DDoS botnet which attacked targets with traffic peaking at over 400Gbps and 200 million packets per second.
  10. Kevin Lancaster

    Mirai DDoS botnet for rent

    Mirai DDoS botnet for rent A massive Mirai botnet, which promises over 400,000 bots which can carry out DDoS attacks, is for rent on the Internet.
  11. Kevin Lancaster

    DDoS and web application attacks – stats and trends

    DDoS and web application attacks – stats and trends Akamai’s latest State of the Internet Security Report reveals details about the current cloud security and threat landscape, including DDoS and web attacks.
  12. Kevin Lancaster

    Huge increase in DDoS attacks in 2016

    Huge increase in DDoS attacks in 2016 Akamai has released its Q3 2016 State of the Internet Security Report, which shows a huge increase in DDoS attacks across the world.
  13. Kevin Lancaster

    Top 10 DDoS attack source countries

    Top 10 DDoS attack source countries Akamai’s Q3 2016 State of the Internet Security Report reveals the top countries from which DDoS attack traffic originates.
  14. Kevin Lancaster

    The biggest DDoS attacks ever seen by Akamai

    The biggest DDoS attacks ever seen by Akamai Akamai has released its latest State of the Internet Security Report, which detailed the biggest DDoS attacks the company has ever seen.
  15. Kevin Lancaster

    Behind the huge DDoS attack which crippled the Internet

    Behind the huge DDoS attack which crippled the Internet Dyn’s Chief Strategy Officer has provided details about the DDoS attack which resulted in downtime for prominent websites across the world.
  16. Kevin Lancaster

    How a DDoS attack took out a huge part of the Internet

    How a DDoS attack took out a huge part of the Internet Multiple large DDoS attacks against a company which runs managed DNS infrastructure in the US took down multiple prominent websites last night, including Twitter, PayPal, Reddit, and Amazon.
  17. Kevin Lancaster

    DDoS attacks used as smokescreens for other attacks

    DDoS attacks used as smokescreens for other attacks DDoS attacks are used as smokescreens to hide other malicious activities, according to a new report.
  18. Kevin Lancaster

    South African IP addresses appear on massive DDoS-for-hire list

    South African IP addresses appear on massive DDoS-for-hire list Customers and targets of an underground company which helped launch DDoS attacks have been revealed, and includes South African targets and attackers.
  19. Kevin Lancaster

    The online attack that would wipe out the Internet for the whole of South Africa

    The online attack that would wipe out the Internet for the whole of South Africa Vodacom’s chief technology security officer Vernon Fryer has warned that a large denial of service attack could wipe out the country’s Internet access.
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