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  • DDoS Attacks Get Bigger, Smarter and More Diverse

    July 17, 2018

    DDoS attacks are relentless. New techniques, new targets and a new class of attackers continue to reinvigorate one of the internet’s oldest nemeses. Distributed denial of service attacks, bent on taking websites offline by overwhelming domains or specific application infrastructure with massive traffic flows, continue to pose a major challenge to businesses of all stripes. Being ...

  • Wicked Botnet Uses Passel of Exploits to Target IoT

    May 21, 2018

    Yet another variant of the Mirai botnet has appeared on the scene, but this one has a twist: The code is integrated with at least three exploits that target unpatched IoT devices, including closed-circuit cameras and Netgear routers. It also has ties to a web of other botnets, made for DDoS attacks, which can all ...

  • This new type of DDoS attack takes advantage of an old vulnerability

    May 15, 2018

    A newly-uncovered form of DDoS attack takes advantage of a well-known, yet still exploitable, security vulnerability in the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) networking protocol to allow attackers to bypass common methods for detecting their actions. Attacks are launched from irregular source ports, making it difficult to determine their origin and blacklist the ports in order ...

  • A new Mirai-style botnet is targeting the financial sector

    April 5, 2018

    A botnet made up of hijacked internet-connected televisions and web cameras has a new target, security researchers have found. Three financial sector institutions have become the latest victims of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in recent months. New research by Recorded Future’s Insikt Group published Thursday points to what’s likely to be the IoTroop botnet, used to pummel financial ...

  • Website of Russian MoD Hit by DDoS Attacks From Western Europe, North America

    March 22, 2018

    The Russian Defense Ministry said a total of 7 denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks were carried out against its website on Thursday during the final vote on the names of new types of weaponry. “The site of the Russian Defense Ministry during the final vote for the names of the newest domestic weapons was subjected to a massive DDoS attack,” the ministry stated. The ...

  • GitHub hit with the largest DDoS attack ever seen

    March 1, 2018

    GitHub has revealed it was hit with what may be the largest-ever distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. The first portion of the attack against the developer platform peaked at 1.35Tbps, and there was a second 400Gbps spike later. This would make it the biggest DDoS attack recorded so far. Until now, the biggest clocked in ...

  • DDoS mystery: Who’s behind this massive wave of attacks targeting Dutch banks?

    February 1, 2018

    There is as yet no indication of who is behind the massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on Netherlands banks and government websites that ran from last weekend to Tuesday. Initial reports suggesting a Russian connection appear baseless. The attacks began just a couple of days after media reports stated that Dutch intelligence tipped off their ...

  • Millions of Networks Compromised by New Reaper Botnet

    October 24, 2017

    A new and growing botnet called Reaper or Troop (detected by Trend Micro as ELF_IOTREAPER.A) has been found currently affecting more than one million organizations. According to the security researchers from Check Point and Qihoo 360 Netlab, the botnet they discovered is more sophisticated and potentially more damaging than Mirai. Reaper actually uses some of the code from ...

  • National Lottery website brought down by cyber hack attack leaving thousands unable to buy tickets

    September 30, 2017

    A cyber attack brought down the the National Lottery website last night, Camelot has admitted. The website was down for more than an hour-and-a-half yesterday evening, due to a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack – when hackers flooded the website with online traffic. A Camelot spokesperson said: “Unfortunately, as experienced by many companies, The National Lottery website was subject to ...

  • Two Danish ministries taken offline by cyber attack

    September 28, 2017

    A Turkish hacker group has claimed responsibility for a cyber attack that has rendered the Danish Ministry of Immigration website inaccessible. The Ministry of Immigration, as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, were hit Wednesday by a cyber attack thought to have come from a Turkish hacker group, reports broadcaster DR. The former ministry’s website ...

  • IoT botnet Linux.ProxyM turns its grubby claws to spam rather than DDoS

    September 22, 2017

    An IoT botnet is making a nuisance of itself online after becoming a conduit for spam distribution. Linux.ProxyM has the capability to engage in email spam campaigns with marked difference to other IoT botnets, such as Mirai, that infamously offered a potent platform for running distributed-denial-of-service attacks (DDoSing). Other IoT botnets have been used as proxies ...