UK E-tailer Suffers DDoS for Bitcoin attack

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Nov 05, 2015 09:00 pm PST

In response to the news that Aria Technology suffered a Bitcoin-based DDoS attack, where the firm’s website went down as hackers sent an email demanding the payment of 16.66 Bitcoins (£2,871.43), Following are comments from Igal Zeifman, senior digital strategist at Imperva.

[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Igal Zeifman, Senior Digital Strategist at Imperva :

“By refusing to pay the ransom and instead posting a bounty, Aria is taking similar steps to other organisations who have fallen victim to DDoS extortionists. Striking back against these attackers is definitely the right thing to do. Despite the frightening threats, our experience has showed us that these attacks tend to be unimpressive and can be mitigated with ease using the proper solutions.”[/su_note]

[su_box title=”About Imperva®” style=”noise” box_color=”#336588″]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.[/su_box]

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