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3/30/2015
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GitHub Gets Hosed By DDoS
While data breaches and IP theft typically steals the headlines, the massive attack against GitHub late last week and over the weekend offers a good lesson in why reducing the risk of denial of service attacks should be on the radar of any security team. The software collaboration and open source code sharing service reported on Thursday experiencing the largest DDoS attack in its history and ongoing status updates showed it took days to completely mitigate the onslaught, which used a number of attack vectors, including 'some sophisticated new techniques that use web browsers of unsuspecting, uninvolved people to flood github.com with high levels of traffic.' Read more. 
(Image: Github)

GitHub Gets Hosed By DDoS

While data breaches and IP theft typically steals the headlines, the massive attack against GitHub late last week and over the weekend offers a good lesson in why reducing the risk of denial of service attacks should be on the radar of any security team. The software collaboration and open source code sharing service reported on Thursday experiencing the largest DDoS attack in its history and ongoing status updates showed it took days to completely mitigate the onslaught, which used a number of attack vectors, including "some sophisticated new techniques that use web browsers of unsuspecting, uninvolved people to flood github.com with high levels of traffic." Read more.

(Image: Github)

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hho927
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3/31/2015 | 7:18:34 PM
Re: Only the Beginning
It's more complex than that.

It's either: 1) Management is not competent. Some managers are like "what are you doing? You're not doing anything productive. We don't see any result. We are wasting money." 2) Then there are incompetent security experts who are faking security. They are not doing aything + keeps making things up and pointing fingers.

Security is trying to find out the holes, try to break, try to exploit the system. Most of the time is trying to break the system and then finding the solution. How do you know they are lying, playing or working without a total understanding of the computer security?
Jason.straight@unitedlex.com
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[email protected],
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3/31/2015 | 12:52:55 PM
Re: Only the Beginning
So true!
RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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3/30/2015 | 12:42:22 PM
Only the Beginning
These are only the beginning...We still have a majority of the year left and it seems many organizations are taking a reactive approach and rolling the dice.
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