DDoS attacks

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Citrix has issued an emergency advisory warning its customers of a security issue affecting its NetScaler application delivery controller (ADC) devices that attackers are abusing to launch amplified distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against several targets. “An attacker or bots can overwhelm the Citrix ADC [Datagram Transport Layer Security] network throughput, potentially leading to outbound bandwidth
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The website of Edinburgh University was still down at the time of writing after the institution suffered a major cyber-attack during its Freshers’ Week. Service provider Jisc told local reporters that it believes the university’s is the only domain affected. A spokesman told the Edinburgh Evening News that the university has “rigid measures in place”