European Online Gambling Sites Crash From Halloween DDOS Attacks – Expert Reaction

Several online gambling sites in Europe including France’s Winamax and Italy’s Lottomatica were taken offline by a distributed denial of service attacks that were reported to have begun on 31st October 2019. These service outages, which lasted into at least Friday for many customers, follow a similar recent attack on Eurobet.


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Andrew Gray, Marketing Director, EMEA,  Limelight Networks
November 05, 2019
To maintain brand reputation and continue driving revenue, online casinos and sports gambling sites must harness the power of high performing networks
These recent big distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks on popular European poker and sports betting sites reinforces how much legitimate online gambling presents a plum target for cybercriminals and hacktivists. The disruption that these attacks cause is a serious threat to reputation and revenue within a hyper-competitive sector. Even the slightest flicker of a service interruption risks u ....
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