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Russia Today Becomes Victim of DDos Attack

Arbor Networks : 20 August, 2012  (Technical Article)
Arbor Networks uses the attack on Russia Today to demonstrate how easy it is to become a victim of cyber crime
Russia Today Becomes Victim of DDos Attack
In relation to the news that "Russia Today" has been hit by a DDoS attack apparently because of the its support for Jullian Assange, Jeremy Nicholls, Channel & Business Development Director at Arbor Networks, has the following comments:

“The attack against Russia Today highlights how DDoS is increasingly being used as a method of protest by activist groups in order to voice their frustrations.

“Hackers understand the damage they can inflict upon an organisation when they hit them with a DDoS attack as they essentially shut down their entire business, meaning customers are unable to access their site, causing significant financial and reputational damage.

“It is therefore extremely important that organisations take the threat posed by cyber-criminals seriously. Organisations should not ask themselves if they will be attacked, they should ask themselves when they will be attacked. It is important for organisations to identify where their most critical assets lie within their network and ensure they are comprehensively protected from opportunistic hackers.”
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