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DDoS attacks increasingly used as a smokescreen for data theft

2014/04/23

Softpedia - (International) Neustar released its DDoS Attacks and Impacts Report for 2014 which found that distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are increasingly used by attackers as cover for more damaging compromises. Around half of organizations that reported suffering a breach or DDoS attack in 2013 also had malware installed on their systems, with 55 percent of those hit by DDoS attacks losing data or funds, among other findings.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/DDOS-Attacks-Increasingly-Used-as-a-Smokescreen-for-Data-Theft-438873.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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