This month the number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks increased, but many seemed not to be motivated primarily by financial gain, according to a report from the Internet Crime Complaint Center. Free open source tools and low-rent botnets have made it easier and cheaper for attackers to carry out these types of attacks, and many organizations are prepared to defend themselves against a full-blown DDoS attack. You can read more about this disturbing trend here:
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Debra Littlejohn Shinder is a technology and security analyst and author specializing in identity, security and cybercrime, utilizing her past experience as a police officer and police academy/criminal justice instructor. She has written numerous books and articles for web and print publications and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP designation for fourteen years in a row.