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Equifax Attack Dissected, 69% of US Businesses Have Suffered a DDoS Attack And More In This Weeks News

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20.11.2017
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Equifax attack dissected

3 months has passed from the biggest and most significant data breaches in history. This event has impacted awareness about security in many ways. Cloudflare has released a blog post where they dissect the Equifax tragedy in detail so every developer can be aware of the risks that are out there. One of the biggest lessons however is to always have multiple people in charge of your security (or have it outsourced to professionals) since we’re all humans and mistakes can happen.

At the same time we found this post by Cloudflare, Krebsonsecurity also published a post about Equifax that explains how you can opt-out of their system which makes money at the expense of your privacy.

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Equifax attacks dissected: Cloudflare

Opt-out of Equifax: Krebsonsecurity

69% of US businesses have suffered a DDoS attack

CDNetworks have recently released a study in which they’ve found that 69% of US businesses claim that they’ve suffered a successful DDoS attack in the last year. Considering this is a very alarming percentage it should come to no surprise that 81% of businesses today feel they are at risk of a DDoS attack.

“The results show that most US companies are mindful of the alarming recent rise in DDoS attacks, and are increasing their investment in mitigation technology in response”
– Akex Nam (Managing Director @ CDNetworks Americas)

Download the report: CDNetworks

Netmeds and Inshorts show success with PacketZoom

PacketZoom, a company from San Mateo, CA that focuses on speeding on mobile apps by eliminating performance roadblocks in WiFi and cellular networks, released two case studies last week demonstrating their usefulness. They’ve increased their client’s speed up to 2x and disconnection rate dropped 80% for Inshorts and Netmeds. PacketZoom gives the ability to developers to analyze, control and optimize mobile app performance across multiple networks by eliminating performance roadblocks in the first mile, enhancing download speed by ip to 3x, taking network errors down by up to 90% and reducing the costs associated with CDN.

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Read more: Bizety

Why Cloudflare acquired Neumob

Cloudflare recently announced they’re acquiring Neumob, a platform for speeding up mobile apps and reducing errors on challenging mobile networks. They’re saying they will integrate Neumob into their global network to give Neumob a truly global reach. Even though it may seem this acquisition is just a point product added to their portfolio, it seems it actually represents a key part of their long term “Super Secret Cloudflare Master Plan”.

Read more: Cloudflare

root9B Holdings is ceasing operations

root9b Technologies, the company touted itself as an IT security training firm that is staffed by many ex-military leaders with cybersecurity experience at the Department of Defense and National Security Agency (NSA) announced they’re ceasing operations at the end of the year. The entire story about this company can be found on Brian Krebs‘s blog, where he explains just how and when this happened.

“With the absence of any operating assets remaining after the Foreclosure, the Company will cease any and all operations effective, December 31, 2017”
– root9B official announcement

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Read more: KrebsonSecurity

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