• DDoS threat report for 2023 Q2

    July 18, 2023

    The second quarter of 2023 was characterized by thought-out, tailored and persistent waves of DDoS attack campaigns on various fronts, including: Multiple DDoS offensives orchestrated by pro-Russian hacktivist groups REvil, Killnet and Anonymous Sudan against Western interest websites. An increase in deliberately engineered and targeted DNS attacks alongside a 532% surge in DDoS attacks exploiting the Mitel ...

  • Cyber attack targets Libyan internet provider LTT

    July 13, 2023

    The Libyan Post Telecommunications & Information Technology Company (LPTIC) said Wednesday that the data center of Libya Internet and Technology, the state-run internet provider, came under a cyber attack which led to disruption of services. In a statement, the LPTIC added that unknown attacker attempted to hack the data center but its cybersecurity team and LTT ...

  • CISA: DoS and DDoS Attacks against Multiple Sectors

    June 30, 2023

    CISA is aware of open-source reporting of targeted denial-of-service (DoS) and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against multiple organizations in multiple sectors. These attacks can cost an organization time and money and may impose reputational costs while resources and services are inaccessible. If you think you or your business is experiencing a DoS or DDoS attack, it ...

  • IoT Under Siege: The Anatomy of the Latest Mirai Campaign Leveraging Multiple IoT Exploits

    June 22, 2023

    Since March 2023, Unit 42 researchers have observed threat actors leveraging several IoT vulnerabilities to spread a variant of the Mirai botnet. The threat actors have the ability to gain complete control over the compromised devices, integrating those devices into the botnet. These devices are then used to execute additional attacks, including distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Read ...

  • Microsoft Azure and Outlook outages were caused by DDoS attacks

    June 19, 2023

    Microsoft has confirmed that outages to its Azure and Outlook services were caused by DDoS attacks, which the company puts down to the threat actor that it tracks as Storm-1359. This follows the tech giant’s new nomenclature for threats, whereby Storm denotes a group that is in development. Otherwise known as Anonymous Sudan, it is said ...

  • Decade Old DDoS-for-Hire Service Taken Down, Administrators Arrested

    June 19, 2023

    Polish authorities took down a DDoS-for-hire service that’s been around for a decade following an investigation with support of the FBI, Europol and law enforcement agencies from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. DDoS attacks are always a nuisance, but they can inflict serious damage to companies and organizations. The simple fact that a webpage or a ...

  • Rosenergoatom official says Zaporozhye NPP has to deal with daily cyberattacks

    June 15, 2023

    Every day, the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (ZNPP) has to deal with cyberattacks, an adviser to the director general of Russia’s Rosenergoatom nuclear power engineering company has said. “Every day, networks of the Rosenergoatom concern, of the Rosatom state corporation and of the plant’s operating company, JSC Zaporozhye NPP, are subjected to powerful DDoS attacks,” Renat ...

  • Senegalese government websites hit with cyber attack

    May 27, 2023

    A group of hackers called Mysterious Team made multiple Senegalese government websites go offline overnight on Friday by hitting them with denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, a government spokesperson said. The group claimed responsibility for the cyber attacks in a series of Twitter posts using the hashtag #FreeSenegal used by campaigners alleging political repression in Senegal. Read more… Source: Reuters  

  • Abuse of the Service Location Protocol May Lead to DoS Attacks

    April 25, 2023

    The Service Location Protocol (SLP, RFC 2608) allows an unauthenticated remote attacker to register arbitrary services. This could allow an attacker to use spoofed UDP traffic to conduct a denial-of-service (DoS) attack with a significant amplification factor. Researchers from Bitsight and Curesec have discovered a way to abuse SLP—identified as CVE-2023-29552—to conduct high amplification factor DoS ...

  • European air traffic control confirms website ‘under attack’ by pro-Russia hackers

    April 22, 2023

    Europe’s air-traffic agency appears to be the latest target in pro-Russian miscreants’ attempts to disrupt air travel. Eurocontrol confirmed on Friday its website has been “under attack” since April 19, and said “pro-Russian hackers” had claimed responsibility for the disruption. Read more… Source: The Register  

  • DDoS attacks shifting to VPS infrastructure for increased power

    April 12, 2023

    Hyper-volumetric DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks in the first quarter of 2023 have shifted from relying on compromised IoT devices to leveraging breached Virtual Private Servers (VPS). According to internet security company Cloudflare, the newer generation of botnets gradually abandoned the tactic of building large swarms of individually weak IoT devices and are now shifting ...