• Cloudflare blocks record-breaking 71 million RPS DDoS attack

    February 13, 2023

    This weekend, Cloudflare blocked what it describes as the largest volumetric distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack to date. The attacks were launched using over 30,000 IP addresses from multiple cloud providers against various targets, including gaming providers, cloud computing platforms, cryptocurrency firms, and hosting providers. Read more… Source: Bleeping Computer  

  • Medusa botnet returns as a Mirai-based variant with ransomware sting

    February 7, 2023

    A new version of the Medusa DDoS (distributed denial of service) botnet, based on Mirai code, has appeared in the wild, featuring a ransomware module and a Telnet brute-forcer. Medusa is an old malware strain (not to be confused with the same-name Android trojan) being advertised in darknet markets since 2015, which later added HTTP-based DDoS ...

  • Here’s a list of proxy IPs to help block KillNet’s DDoS bots

    February 6, 2023

    A free tool aims is helping organizations defend against KillNet distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) bots and comes as the US government issued a warning that the Russian cybercrime gang is stepping up its network flooding attacks against hospitals and health clinics. At current count, the KillNet open proxy IP blocklist lists tens of thousands of proxy IP addresses ...

  • University of Iowa Hospitals website possibly hit by cyberattack

    February 1, 2023

    A Russian hacking group has claimed to have taken down the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics website, along with the websites of dozens of other hospitals nationwide. UIHC has acknowledged its website is down Tuesday afternoon and its IT staff is investigating the cause but could not confirm whether it was the result of a ...

  • Russian hackers DDoS Germany for aiding Ukraine

    January 30, 2023

    Russian hackers have proved yet again how quickly cyber attacks can be used to respond to global events with a series of DDoS attacks on German infrastructure and government websites in response to the country’s plan to send tanks to Ukraine. The efforts, according to Germany’s cyber security agency, the BSI, were largely in vain. “Currently, ...

  • Russia’s largest ISP says 2022 broke all DDoS attack records

    January 23, 2023

    Russia’s largest internet service provider Rostelecom says 2022 was a record year for Distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) targeting organizations in the country. DDoS attacks are cyberattacks aimed at making an internet-connected website or service unavailable by overwhelming it with many requests that deplete the server’s ability to accept new connections, causing the service to ...

  • What Can Schools Do Against the Onslaught of Ransomware?

    December 22, 2022

    Cyber attacks have become a pressing issue for K-12 schools, but school districts aren’t waging the fight alone. A variety of free federal and state resources can offer guidance and assistance, while cyber best practices and automated and managed services can help schools get the most impact from their limited budgets, said speakers during a ...

  • Microsoft research uncovers new Zerobot capabilities

    December 21, 2022

    Botnet malware operations are a constantly evolving threat to devices and networks. Threat actors target Internet of Things (IoT) devices for recruitment into malicious operations as IoT devices’ configurations often leave them exposed, and the number of internet-connected devices continue to grow. Recent trends have shown that operators are redeploying malware for a variety of ...

  • Sting op takes down 50 DDoS-for-hire domains

    December 15, 2022

    Police around the globe have seized as many as 50 internet domains said to be involved in tens of millions of distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks worldwide. Seven people were collared during the swoop. The so-called “booter” websites sold “some of the world’s leading DDoS-for-hire services,” allowing paying customers to launch these networking-flooding cyberattacks against chosen victims, according ...

  • Russian VTB bank reports major DDoS attack on bank from overseas

    December 6, 2022

    VTB’s technical infrastructure is currently under a major cyberattack from abroad. The bank’s customers may face temporary problems when using the application and the web version of VTB online due to the measures in tackling the attack that are in progress, the press service of Russia’s second-biggest lender reported on Tuesday. “VTB’s technological infrastructure is currently ...

  • 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 ...