Hacker Group Targeting the Island’s Firms

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It has been reported that businesses in Guernsey are being warned about a group of cyber criminals targeting the island’s firms. During the last 12-18 months the organisation calling itself DD4BC has been targeting various companies – ranging from online casinos to banks – with ‘distributed denial of service’ attacks (DDoS). Igal Zeifman, Senior Digital Strategist at Imperva commented on the hacker group targets businesses in Guernsey.

Igal Zeifman, Senior Digital Strategist at Imperva :

“Based on our experience with mitigating several DD4BC assaults, the group commands enough botnet resources to launch mid-sized application layer and network layer DDoS attacks. While their ransom emails boast a 400-500Gbps capacity, the attacks we observed were significantly smaller, peaking at 40Gbps–less than “advertised” but still enough to bring down most unprotected network infrastructures.”

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ImpervaImperva® (NYSE:IMPV), is a leading provider of cyber security solutions that protect business-critical data and applications. The company’s SecureSphere, Incapsula and Skyfence product lines enable organizations to discover assets and risks, protect information wherever it lives – in the cloud and on-premises – and comply with regulations. The Imperva Application Defense Center, a research team comprised of some of the world’s leading experts in data and application security, continually enhances Imperva products with up-to-the-minute threat intelligence, and publishes reports that provide insight and guidance on the latest threats and how to mitigate them. Imperva is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California.

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