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DDOS Disruption: The Dreaded Aggregation?

Posted in Aggregation, DYN Attacks

Today a DDOS attack disrupted major websites reportedly including Twitter, Spotify, Reddit and even Major League Baseball on the U.S. east coast.   By mid-day a second wave of attacks appeared  underway against Dynamic Network Services, Inc. (Dyn), a domain host company or DNS server.   The first attack started at about 7:00am EST and lasted for more than two hours.  The source of… Continue Reading

Landry’s Breach: A Case of Aggregation?

Posted in Aggregation, Landry's

Late on December 17, 2015, Houston-based Landry’s Inc. announced a massive, network-wide credit card breach affecting its restaurants.  Landry’s owns and operates over 500 restaurants, including well-known chains such as  Bubba Gump’s, Rainforest Café, Mastro’s Restaurants, McCormick and Schmick’s, Morton Steakhouse and Claim Jumper.  According to Kreb’s on Security, the breach may date back to May 2015… Continue Reading

Aggregation of Cyber Losses: A Small World Can Be a Dangerous One

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Business Blackout is a joint report just issued by Lloyd’s and the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Risk Studies. It analyzes the insurance impact of a hypothetical attack on power grids that serve 93 million people in the U.S. The fall-out is worse than any disaster movie: financial markets close, products in ports remain unloaded,… Continue Reading