While banks continue to be among the biggest victims of distributed denial of service attacks, a new Verizon report said that every industry sector is vulnerable. In its 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report, the service provider wrote that DDoS events rose sharply in 2012 and are appearing in companies in various verticals.
A series of submarine cable outages in the past two weeks caused widespread disruptions of Internet service in the EMEA and Asia regions, leading to increased attention on the importance of alternate routes and better interconnectivity. For land-based Internet exchanges, the timing couldn't be better, according to Harald Summa, CEO of Germany-based DE-CIX Management GmbH.
Buyers prowling the global telecom marketplace in 2012 saw plenty more deals being made, but at much lower valuations, an IDC report says. More than 3,800 deals were made last year, a 14.2 percent rise over 2011 M&A activity.
In today's spotlight, The New York Times takes a look at how cable set-tops may have been used by a hackers last month to help execute a denial of service (DDoS) attack on European anti-spam organization Spamhaus.
A "massive" distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack directed against anti-spam organization Spamhaus slowed Internet speeds for some regions of the globe, but failed to cause widespread outages, numerous news sources reported.
AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon--three of the top U.S. telcos--have collectively said they don't support a set of new of cybersecurity recommendations developed by an advisory panel to the FCC.
The FCC told TV stations and cable operators nationwide to change passwords on their Emergency Alert Systems after a hacking incident Monday saw at least three stations broadcast warnings about attacks by zombies.
Hibernia Networks has been forced to stop work on its trans-Atlantic submarine cable, the Hibernia Express, over cybersecurity issues due to its work with Huawei.
Comcast boasted that it is the first broadband provider to develop a security solution for mobile devices with the launch of its Constant Guard Mobile app for Apple's iPad and iPhone.
Broadband giant Comcast is working with Lancope to use the vendor's StealthWatch system to monitor its rapidly growing data center network.