Google just released a free DDoS protection platform, Project Shield, to protect news sites. Also, Facebook has implemented several protective programs.
A specific type of cyber attack, DDoS attacks, has dominated many headlines of late. These attacks revolve around hacker attempts to essentially shut down a website or network—or combination thereof—by sending a wave of traffic in a short amount of time.
A massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack knocked out service for major sites across the U.S. East Coast this morning.
Akamai Technologies' latest State of the Internet report revealed a sharp rise in DDoS attacks across the globe in the second quarter (Q2) of 2016.
A recent report from Internet security giant Symantec called attention to the Internet of Things (IoT), but not to paint a rosy picture.