Asia at forefront as cyber attacks grow

The number of gaming companies forced to adopt security solutions to protect their networks will likely soar over the next three years as firms confront a growing number of internet attacks, with Asia likely to be at the forefront of the problem. The attacks range from the relatively unsophisticated, but damaging, distributed disruption of service attack (DDOS), through to the more insidious web application firewall assaults, which are able to mine client data and cripple systems. The problem is particularly acute in the online gambling sphere. According to Limelight Networks regional director for SE Asia, Jaheer Abbas, DDOS attacks have been growing at a rate of about 200 percent annually, with around 30 to 40 percent occurring in Asia. He says the number of attacks is accelerating at the fastest pace in the region. “It’s very, very common. The highest penetration in terms of bringing down sites is in the gambling industry,”...

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