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  • 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 ...

  • WireX DDoS Botnet: An Army of Thousands of Hacked Android SmartPhones

    August 28, 2017

    Do you believe that just because you have downloaded an app from the official app store, you’re safe from malware? Think twice before believing it. A team of security researchers from several security firms have uncovered a new, widespread botnet that consists of tens of thousands of hacked Android smartphones. Dubbed WireX, detected as “Android Clicker,” the botnet ...

  • Two New Platforms Found Offering Cybercrime-as-a-Service to ‘Wannabe Hackers’

    July 14, 2017

    Cybercrime has continued to evolve and today exists in a highly organised form. Cybercrime has increasingly been commercialised, and itself become big business by renting out an expanded range of hacking tools and technologies, from exploit kits to ransomware, to help anyone build threats and launch attacks. In past few years, we have witnessed the increase in ...

  • MCMC probing cyber attacks on online trading platforms

    July 7, 2017

    The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is looking into reports of suspected cyber attacks disrupting online trading at several local brokerages. The regulator said it was assisting the stock exchange in investigating the disruption, a report by Nikkei Markets said on Friday. This comes after several brokerages alerted clients that their online broking services had been ...