Data Security News Headlines 13th December, 2016

  1. Europol arrests 34 Teenagers for using DDoS Attack Tools

According to the report published on the official website of Europol, law enforcement authorities worldwide from 13 countries around the globe have arrested 34 users of Netspoof DDoS attack tool. According to report all those arrested are mainly “young adults under the age of 20,” who are suspected of paying for Netspoof stresser as well as booters services to maliciously deploy DDoS-for-hire software and using them to launch cyber-attacks. The ddos attacks flooded target websites and web servers with massive amounts of data, leaving those services inaccessible to users. This international operation involved Europol working alongside law enforcement from Australia, Belgium, France, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden, Portugal, Romania, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Cyber Security Tips: To prevent from DDOS attack keep filtering of request using firewall, Intrusion Detection and Prevention System, Secure your infrastructure with antivirus.

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