NSFOCUS in the News

Britain’s HSBC Recovers from Massive DDoS Attack

February 3, 2016 | NSFOCUS

Security Week British bank HSBC has managed to get its Internet and mobile banking systems back online after crippling distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack knocked systems offline on Friday. Dave Martin, security expert and director at NSFOCUS told Security Week that the costs and technical barriers to execute a DDoS attack continue to decline. […]

Congress demands Juniper backdoor audits by government agencies

February 3, 2016 | NSFOCUS

TechTarget Search Security Congressional oversight committee wants to know which U.S. government agencies used firewalls that may have been affected by the recently uncovered Juniper backdoor vulnerability. Stephen Gates, chief research analyst and principal engineer at NSFOCUS IB, said it is in the best interest of all U.S. citizens to ensure that the government is […]

Anti-DDoS Solution From NSFOCUS Helps Australian Service Provider Micron21 Mitigate Massive Denial of Service Attack

February 2, 2016 | NSFOCUS

Wall Street Select Our anti-DDoS solution helps Australian service provider Micron21 mitigate massive denial of service attack. The attack – 90 Gbps, is the largest and broadest Micron21 has experienced so far. It started relatively small then rapidly increased over the course of 30 minutes. Our COO, Allan Thompson, said “We’re honored that NSFOCUS ADS […]

HSBC UK online banking operations disrupted by DDoS attack

February 2, 2016 | NSFOCUS

SC Magazine HSBC UK was the target for a DDoS attack that flooded the financial institution’s systems with manufactured traffic, much to the dismay of online banking customers who were unable to access and manage their accounts. Dave Martin, our security expert and director suggested that HSBC’s servers “were probably busy handling a surge of […]

US fast-food chain Wendy’s investigating possible card data breach

February 2, 2016 | NSFOCUS

Help Net Security Wendy’s, the popular and widespread US fast-food chain, is investigating a possible payment card data breach. Vann Abernethy, our senior technical expert said that this incident and other like this should serve as a wake-up call for companies, the payment card industry can consumers alike. To read the full article, please click […]

Fortinet SSH vulnerability more widespread than thought

February 2, 2016 | NSFOCUS

TechTarget Search Security Fortinet denies that a vulnerability found in many of its products is a true backdoor, but finds that the flaw is more widespread than once thought. Steve Gates, our chief research analyst and principal engineer said that use of hardcoded logins was a serious oversight by Fortinet. To read the full article, […]

Anti-DDoS Solution from NSFOCUS Helps Australian Service Provider Micron21 Mitigate Massive Denial of Service Attack

February 1, 2016 | NSFOCUS

Large-scale DDoS assault consumed 23 Terabytes of inbound data in only two hours; outage would have cost up to $1.3 Million SANTA CLARA, Calif. – February 1, 2016 – NSFOCUS IB today announced that NSFOCUS Anti-DDoS System (ADS) has been used to mitigate a sustained, 90-Gbps Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attack against Australian service […]

Data Privacy Day: Cybersecurity experts share advice on protecting data

January 29, 2016 | NSFOCUS

SC Magazine For the tenth annual Data Privacy Day, cybersecurity experts from across the industry offered their advice on how both individuals and organizations can protect their data. Dave Martin, our security expert and director told SCMagazine.com that consumers should establish a separate or out-of-band communications path with anyone who has contacted them online asking […]

Would you like fraud with that? Burger chain giant Wendy’s ‘hacked’

January 29, 2016 | NSFOCUS

The Register Wendy’s – the third largest fast-food chain in the wood – has become the latest retail giant to lose customers’ credit card numbers to crooks, it appears. The fraudulent activity on people’s payment cards led bank staff to believe Wendy’s systems have been hacked. The company has 6,500 restaurants across 28 countries. Our […]

7 Steps Toward Better Small Business Security

January 29, 2016 | NSFOCUS

The Business News Daily Small businesses are the new big target for cyberattacks. As the growing use of automation by cybercriminals allows them to attack thousands of smaller organizations per day. The article listed top threats for small businesses in 2016. Our field CTO Van Abernethy suggested to report issues as soon as possible, it […]