Cryptocurrency industry hit hard by DDoS attacks

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Although it’s relatively new, the cryptocurrency industry was the fifth most attacked by DDoS in the final quarter of 2017. Imperva’s latest Global DDoS Threat Landscape Report finds the spike in cryptocurrency prices has attracted the attention of attackers. Also the number of exchanges has increased to 190, up from 70 in Q3. Of these, 24 exchanges have a daily turnover of more than $10 million. With an increasing number of targets, despite the volatility in the price of bitcoin, Imperva expects to see assaults directed at the cryptocurrency industry continue for the foreseeable future. “In the second half of…

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