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  • DDoS attacks in Q3 2022

    November 7, 2022

    In Q3 2022, DDoS attacks were, more often than not, it seemed, politically motivated. As before, most news was focused on the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, but other high-profile events also affected the DDoS landscape this quarter. The pro-Russian group Killnet, active since January 2022, took the responsibility for several more cyberattacks. According to the ...

  • US Treasury thwarts DDoS attack from Russian Killnet group

    November 2, 2022

    The US Treasury Department has thwarted a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that officials attributed to Russian hacktivist group Killnet. These are the same pro-Kremlin miscreants that claimed responsibility for knocking more than a dozen US airports’ websites offline on October 10 in similar network-traffic flooding incidents. The large-scale DDoS attack didn’t disrupt air travel ...

  • Joint CISA FBI MS-ISAC Guide on Responding to DDoS Attacks and DDoS Guidance for Federal Agencies

    October 28, 2022

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) are releasing this joint guide to provide organizations proactive steps to reduce the likelihood and impact of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. These attacks can cost an organization time and money and may impose ...

  • Cyber attack on Bulgarian government websites traced to Russia

    October 16, 2022

    The head of Bulgaria’s National Investigation Service, Borislav Sarafov, said on October 16 that the perpetrator of a cyber attack the previous day on several Bulgarian state, government and private websites had been identified, and the attack had come from a city in Russia. Sarafov told Bulgarian media that the name and address of the perpetrator ...

  • Hackers took down U.S. airport web sites, Department of Homeland Security confirms

    October 10, 2022

    Unknown hackers attacked and temporarily shut down the public-facing websites of at least several major U.S. airports on Monday, a Department of Homeland Security official confirmed to USA TODAY. The official from DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency or CISA, declined to comment on who might have been behind what appeared to be a coordinated series ...

  • Criminal multitool LilithBot arrives on malware-as-a-service scene

    October 10, 2022

    A Russia based threat group that set up a malware distribution shop earlier this year is behind a Swiss Army knife-like botnet that comes with a range of other malicious capabilities, from stealing information to mining cryptocurrency. That’s according to researchers at Zscaler’s ThreatLabz threat intelligence unit. It said the Eternity group – also known as ...

  • Ukrainian hackers attacked the Mir payment system

    September 24, 2022

    Hackers staged a powerful and large-scale DDoS attack on the national payment system “Mir” against the backdrop of news about the possible refusal of a number of countries to work with it. How informs “Kommersant”, the goal is to overload the system so that malfunctions in the work of “Mir” begin. The publication refers to ...

  • Eastern European org hit by second record-smashing DDoS attack

    September 16, 2022

    Akamai says it has absorbed the largest-ever publicly known distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack – an assault against an unfortunate Eastern European organization that went beyond 700 million packets per second. This latest tsunami of traffic hit on Monday, according to the web infrastructure biz, and we’re told the cybercriminals responsible for the earlier record-setting ...

  • Mirai Variant MooBot Targeting D-Link Devices

    September 6, 2022

    In early August, Unit 42 researchers discovered attacks leveraging several vulnerabilities in devices made by D-Link, a company that specializes in network and connectivity products. The vulnerabilities exploited include: CVE-2015-2051: D-Link HNAP SOAPAction Header Command Execution Vulnerability CVE-2018-6530: D-Link SOAP Interface Remote Code Execution Vulnerability CVE-2022-26258: D-Link Remote Command Execution Vulnerability CVE-2022-28958: D-Link Remote Command Execution Vulnerability If the devices ...

  • LockBit ransomware blames Entrust for DDoS attacks on leak sites

    August 22, 2022

    The LockBit ransomware operation’s data leak sites have been shut down over the weekend due to a DDoS attack telling them to remove Entrust’s allegedly stolen data. In late July, digital security giant Entrust confirmed a cyberattack disclosing that threat actors had stolen data from its network during an intrusion in June. At the time, BleepingComputer ...

  • Google blocks third record-breaking DDoS attack in as many months

    August 18, 2022

    Google says it has blocked the largest ever HTTPS-based distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in June, which peaked at 46 million requests per second. To put things in perspective, this is about 76 percent larger than the previous record DDoS attack that Cloudflare thwarted earlier that same month. As Googlers Emil Kiner and Satya Konduru explain: “That is like ...