• How to Detect and Prevent Ruthless Cryptojacking

    Written by: Francesco Trama | Published on: October 25th, 2019

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    Francesco Trama
    Francesco Trama As Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Frank is responsible for the overall operating performance, leading the strategic direction of the company’s products and solutions internally while building technical and business credibility externally as a market-facing thought leader.

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    This blog takes a look at crypto mining from a networking perspective. Fundamentally, crypto mining is a very long-lived TCP connection between a client and a server. The ports and protocol can vary, and the TCP communication can be encrypted. Discover how to prevent the worm from completing its crypto mining task.

  • 5 Steps to Reducing Brute-Force and DDoS Attacks

    Written by: Francesco Trama | Published on: May 19th, 2017

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    Francesco Trama
    Francesco Trama As Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Frank is responsible for the overall operating performance, leading the strategic direction of the company’s products and solutions internally while building technical and business credibility externally as a market-facing thought leader.

    Relentless brute-force attacks and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against enterprises continue to be on the rise. Most recently we have seen Mirai, and now there is Hajime. While these cyberattacks bear some technical differences, network administrators need to be concerned with the similarities of their objectives. Reduce DDoS attacks by following the five … Continue reading >>>

  • PacketViper Warns Popular DVR Surveillance Systems Spreading Mirai

    Written by: Francesco Trama | Published on: March 2nd, 2017

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    Francesco Trama
    Francesco Trama As Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Frank is responsible for the overall operating performance, leading the strategic direction of the company’s products and solutions internally while building technical and business credibility externally as a market-facing thought leader.

    Mirai Back Story Mirai was the botnet that was responsible for the largest DDoS attack to date. Some said this botnet strain was considered “unsophisticated” but one could argue that it was brilliant in its simplicity. This boutique malware scanned IP addresses looking for specific open network ports and used brute force to introduce a list of default usernames and passwords.  Once the victim source was infected, Mirai would disable remote … Continue reading >>>

  • 5 DDoS Prevention Tips

    Written by: Francesco Trama | Published on: January 25th, 2017

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    Francesco Trama
    Francesco Trama As Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Frank is responsible for the overall operating performance, leading the strategic direction of the company’s products and solutions internally while building technical and business credibility externally as a market-facing thought leader.

    Distributed denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks can happen out of nowhere and leave a trail of complications for all in its wake. Popular companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, and Netflix are just 3 out of the thousands of companies who have been affected by these cyber incursions. While stopping a DDoS attack before it happens … Continue reading >>>

  • 100% of DDoS Victims Have This in Common

    Written by: Francesco Trama | Published on: October 24th, 2016

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    Francesco Trama
    Francesco Trama As Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Frank is responsible for the overall operating performance, leading the strategic direction of the company’s products and solutions internally while building technical and business credibility externally as a market-facing thought leader.

    Friday’s massively disruptive DDoS attack was a sobering reminder that we’ve entered a new era of DDoS threats.  These threats require a new approach to perimeter defense. None of Friday’s victims had PacketViper.  None of PacketViper’s clients have been hit with DDoS. The cliche applies; the definition of insanity is doing the same things & expecting … Continue reading >>>

  • Pittsburgh: Trib Total Media got DDoS

    Written by: Francesco Trama | Published on: October 11th, 2013

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    Francesco Trama
    Francesco Trama As Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Frank is responsible for the overall operating performance, leading the strategic direction of the company’s products and solutions internally while building technical and business credibility externally as a market-facing thought leader.

    I got this alert today that one of our local media outlets got hit with a possible DDoS. Just a few miles from them sits PacketViper, LLC, something which would have shut down the attacking countries at their port without the need of an global outage. A large volume of Internet traffic overwhelmed Trib Total … Continue reading >>>