DDoS


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  • Four years after the Dyn DDoS attack, critical DNS dependencies have only gone up

    November 30, 2020

    In 2016, Dyn, a provider of managed DNS servers, was the victim of a massive DDoS attack that crippled the company’s operations and took down domain-name-resolving operations for more than 175,000 websites. While some sites managed to stay up by activating a redundancy and switching DNS resolving to secondary servers, many websites were not prepared and ...

  • DDoS attacks in Q3 2020

    October 28, 2020

    Q3 was relatively calm from a DDoS perspective. There were no headline innovations, although cybercriminals did continue to master techniques and develop malware already familiar to us from the last reporting period. For example, another DDoS botnet joined in the assault on Docker environments. The perpetrators infiltrated the target server, created an infected container, and ...

  • MobileIron enterprise MDM servers under attack from DDoS gangs, nation-states

    October 21, 2020

    A month after details were published about three severe vulnerabilities in a type of server used to manage fleets of mobile devices, multiple threat actors are now exploiting these bugs to take over crucial enterprise servers and even orchestrate intrusions inside company networks. The targets of these attacks are MDM servers from software maker MobileIron. MDM stands ...

  • Google says it mitigated a 2.54 Tbps DDoS attack in 2017, largest known to date

    October 16, 2020

    The Google Cloud team revealed today a previously undisclosed DDoS attack that targeted Google service back in September 2017 and which clocked at 2.54 Tbps, making it the largest DDoS attack recorded to date. Damian Menscher, a Security Reliability Engineer for Google Cloud, said the 2.54 Tbps peak was “the culmination of a six-month campaign” that ...

  • Threat Brief: Microsoft Vulnerability CVE-2020-16898

    October 14, 2020

    In October 2020, during Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday, a security update (CVE-2020-16898) addressed a critical vulnerability discovered in IPv6 Router Advertisement Options (called “DNS RA options”). This vulnerability resides within the Windows TCP/IP stack that is responsible for handling RA packets. Current exploitation leads to a Denial of Service (DoS) with the possibility of remote code ...

  • Metasploit Shellcodes Attack Exposed Docker APIs

    October 12, 2020

    We have discussed the importance of keeping Docker APIs secure in previous articles, as leaving them exposed can give cybercriminals unfettered access to the host with root privileges. This access can lead to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, remote code execution (RCE), and unauthorized cryptocurrency mining activity. We recently observed an interesting payload deployment using ...

  • DDoS attacks are getting more powerful as attackers change tactics

    September 29, 2020

    There’s been a surge in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks throughout the course of this year, and the attacks are getting more powerful and more disruptive. DDoS attacks are launched against websites or web services with the aim of disrupting them to the extent that they are taken offline. Attackers direct the traffic from a ...

  • WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO USE PROFESSIONAL ANTI-DDoS SOLUTIONS

    September 28, 2020

    By StormWall DDoS attacks have become the most common and affordable cyber weapon (the cost of launching an efficient DDoS attack may start from $50 per day). Thus, a DDoS attack is a simple way to cause damage that can have long-term consequences. During an attack, the targeted websites or services become unavailable. As a result, ...

  • Surge in DDoS attacks targeting education and academic sector

    September 15, 2020

    As education institutions across the world moved to online learning, cyber threat disruptions have amplified more than ever. Malware, vulnerability exploits, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), phishing attacks have all struck this sector, increasing in frequency over the past two months. As schools in the U.S. restarted in remote learning mode, cybersecurity companies noticed a surge in DDoS ...

  • Exposed Docker Server Abused to Drop Cryptominer, DDoS Bot

    September 8, 2020

    Malicious actors continue to target environments running Docker containers. We recently encountered an attack that drops both a malicious cryptocurrency miner and a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) bot on a Docker container built using Alpine Linux as its base image. A similar attack was also reported by Trend Micro in May; in that previous attack, threat ...

  • New Zealand stock exchange halted trading after DDoS attacks

    August 26, 2020

    New Zealand’s stock exchange (NZX) has been impacted by distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks during the last two days, forcing it to shut down trading until the connectivity issues were resolved. NZX operates New Zealand’s capital, risk, and commodity markets, and it supplies market information including real-time stock quotes, market data and news. The stock market announced around ...