• New Mirai Variant Carries Out 54-Hour DDoS Attacks

    March 30, 2017

    A variant of the Mirai malware pummeled a U.S. college last month with a marathon 54-hour long attack. Researchers say this latest Mirai variant is a more potent version of the notorious Mirai malware that made headlines in October, targeting DNS provider Dyn and the Krebs on Security website. The IoT botnet behind the DDoS attacks ...

  • Lloyds Bank Hit with DDoS Attack for Three Days Straight, Reasons Yet Unknown

    January 23, 2017

    Lloyds Bank was hit with a DDoS attack for three days straight as hackers tried to crash the website, managing to cause intermittent outages for customers on the personal banking websites. It seems that it all happened two weeks ago, starting on January 11 and ending on Friday 13, the Financial Times reports. The largest lender in ...

  • Old-School DDoS Attack on White House Site Planned on Trump’s Inauguration Day

    January 18, 2017

    A new online campaign that’s making the rounds these days calls for users to “occupy whitehouse.gov on inauguration day” as a form of protest against Donald Trump’s presidency. Published on Protester.io, the protest is basically a call for an old-school DDoS attack that would render the White House website completely useless due to overloading with too ...

  • Mirai botnet creator unmasked as DDOS protection developer tempted by the dark side

    January 18, 2017

    Mirai, the botnet that subverted thousands of poorly secured internet of things devices and set them to work on denial of service attacks, has been revealed to be the creation of a young developer who found that the black hat fit better than the white. This long and fascinating investigation by Brian Krebs, the security researcher ...