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  • Hundreds of thousands of MikroTik devices still vulnerable to botnets

    December 9, 2021

    Approximately 300,000 MikroTik routers are vulnerable to critical vulnerabilities that malware botnets can exploit for cryptomining and DDoS attacks. MikroTik is a Latvian manufacturer of routers and wireless ISPs who has sold over 2,000,000 devices globally. In August, the Mēris botnet exploited vulnerabilities in MikroTik routers to create an army of devices that performed a record-breaking DDoS ...

  • Dark web market Cannazon shuts down after massive DDoS attack

    November 29, 2021

    Cannazon, one of the largest dark web marketplaces for buying marijuana products, shut down last week after suffering a debilitating distributed denial of service attack. As the admins explained in a message signed with the market’s PGP key, they are officially retiring and claim not to be pulling an exit scam on their vendors. The admins posted ...

  • Telnyx is the latest VoIP provider hit with DDoS attacks

    November 10, 2021

    Telnyx is the latest VoIP telephony provider targeted with distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, causing worldwide outages since yesterday. Telnyx is a voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) company that provides worldwide telephony services over the Internet, including in the Americas, EMEA, APAC, and Australia regions. Read more… Source: Bleeping Computer  

  • Critical Citrix DDoS Bug Shuts Down Network, Cloud App Access

    November 10, 2021

    A critical security bug in the Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Citrix Gateway could allow cyberattackers to crash entire corporate networks without needing to authenticate. The two affected Citrix products (formerly the NetScaler ADC and Gateway) are used for application-aware traffic management and secure remote access, respectively. The federated working specialist pushed out a security ...

  • DDoS attacks in Q3 2021

    November 8, 2021

    Q3 2021 brought two new DDoS attack vectors, potentially posing a serious threat, including for major web resources. A team of researchers from the University of Maryland and the University of Colorado Boulder found a way to spoof the victim’s IP address over TCP. To date, amplification attacks have mostly been carried out using the ...

  • Cloudflare report highlights devastating DDoS attacks on VoIP services and several ‘record-setting HTTP attacks’

    November 5, 2021

    Cloudflare released its Q3 DDoS Attack Trends report this week, capping a record-setting quarter that saw a number of devastating attacks on VoIP services. Cloudflare researchers said they saw the several “record-setting HTTP DDoS attacks, terabit-strong network-layer attacks and one of the largest botnets ever deployed (Meris),” noting the emergence of ransom DDoS attacks on voice ...

  • Ukrainian police arrest DDoS operator controlling 100,000 bots

    October 11, 2021

    Ukrainian police have arrested a hacker who controlled a 100,000 device botnet used to perform DDoS attacks on behalf of paid customers. DDoS for hire The threat actor was arrested at his home in Prykarpattia where he was allegedly using the botnet to perform DDoS attacks or to support other malicious activity for his clients. This activity included ...

  • VoIP.ms phone services disrupted by DDoS extortion attack

    September 20, 2021

    Threat actors are targeting voice-over-Internet provider VoIP.ms with a DDoS attack and extorting the company to stop the assault that’s severely disrupting the company’s operation. VoIP.ms is an Internet phone service company that provides affordable voice-over-IP service to businesses around the world. Read more… Source: Bleeping Computer  

  • SOVA, Worryingly Sophisticated Android Trojan, Takes Flight

    September 10, 2021

    A new Android banking trojan named SOVA (“owl” in Russian) is under active development, researchers said, and it has big dreams even in its infancy stage. The malware is looking to incorporate distributed denial of service (DDoS), man in the middle (MiTM) and ransomware functionality into its arsenal – on top of existing banking overlay, ...

  • Russia’s Yandex suffers biggest cyberattack yet

    September 8, 2021

    Russian Internet corporation Yandex revealed on Tuesday that the company’s servers experienced the biggest known denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in Russia’s online space last weekend. Cloudflare, an American web infrastructure firm and a partner of Yandex confirmed the record large scale of the cyberattack. The spokesperson for Russia’s tech giant mentioned that a part of the nation’s ...

  • Bluetooth Bugs Open Billions of Devices to DoS, Code Execution

    September 2, 2021

    Researchers have disclosed a group of 16 different vulnerabilities collectively dubbed BrakTooth, which impact billions of devices that rely on Bluetooth Classic (BT) for communication. According to an academic paper from the University of Singapore, the bugs are found in the closed commercial BT stack used by at least 1,400 embedded chip components, that can lead ...