When Half the Internet Goes Down Due to a Cyber-Assault on DNS Infrastructure

On Oct 21, 2016, yet another cyber assault happened on a large DNS provider's infrastructure, bringing down websites and services on the east coast of the United States. While it is easy to launch these attacks, the solutions available in the market have not kept pace. FortiDDoS is the only hardware logic solution in the market today that easily distinguishes between attack traffic and legitimate traffic at high rates and keep services up during such attacks. The DDoS attack on the DNS infrustructure ...

Looking Back at our 2016 Predictions

Last year, Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs team made a series of predictions about cyberthreats in 2016. We are now halfway through the year, and thought this might be a good time to give an update on what we have seen so far for some of these predictions. Prediction #1: The Rise of Machine-to-Machine Attacks The Threat: The exponential increase of unmanaged, "headless devices" driven by the Internet of Things will make these types of devices a tempting target for hackers looking to secure a beachhead ...