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  • Mirai Variant MooBot Targeting D-Link Devices

    September 6, 2022

    In early August, Unit 42 researchers discovered attacks leveraging several vulnerabilities in devices made by D-Link, a company that specializes in network and connectivity products. The vulnerabilities exploited include: CVE-2015-2051: D-Link HNAP SOAPAction Header Command Execution Vulnerability CVE-2018-6530: D-Link SOAP Interface Remote Code Execution Vulnerability CVE-2022-26258: D-Link Remote Command Execution Vulnerability CVE-2022-28958: D-Link Remote Command Execution Vulnerability If the devices ...

  • LockBit ransomware blames Entrust for DDoS attacks on leak sites

    August 22, 2022

    The LockBit ransomware operation’s data leak sites have been shut down over the weekend due to a DDoS attack telling them to remove Entrust’s allegedly stolen data. In late July, digital security giant Entrust confirmed a cyberattack disclosing that threat actors had stolen data from its network during an intrusion in June. At the time, BleepingComputer ...

  • Google blocks third record-breaking DDoS attack in as many months

    August 18, 2022

    Google says it has blocked the largest ever HTTPS-based distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in June, which peaked at 46 million requests per second. To put things in perspective, this is about 76 percent larger than the previous record DDoS attack that Cloudflare thwarted earlier that same month. As Googlers Emil Kiner and Satya Konduru explain: “That is like ...

  • Attacker’s psychology: what to consider when defending against DDoS attacks

    August 15, 2022

    Although DDoS attacks are mainly carried out with bots, the initiators and coordinators of the attacks are humans. The nature of the attacks, their intensity and duration largely depend on their motivation and behaviors. According to StormWall researchers observations, attackers who launch DDoS attacks almost always want to ensure that their efforts have been successful and ...

  • Taiwanese military reports DDoS in wake of Pelosi visit

    August 4, 2022

    Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense confirmed it was hit by a DDoS attack on Wednesday in what has been an eventful week for the island nation, US-Sino relations, and semiconductors. The ministry said the network was attacked around 23:40 with connection restored by 00:30 local time on Thursday. Cabinet spokesperson Lo Ping-cheng said work on heightening ...

  • New Linux malware brute-forces SSH servers to breach networks

    August 4, 2022

    A new botnet called ‘RapperBot’ is being used in attacks since mid-June 2022, focusing on brute-forcing its way into Linux SSH servers to establish a foothold on the device. The researchers show that RapperBot is based on the Mirai trojan but deviates from the the original malware’s normal behavior, which is uncontrolled propagation to as many ...

  • DDoS attacks in Q2 2022

    August 3, 2022

    Politically-motivated cyberattacks dominated the DDoS landscape in the second quarter of 2022 just as they did in the previous reporting period. ALtahrea Team, a group targeting NATO and its partners, attacked public transportation websites in Israel and the United Kingdom. Israel saw a cyberattack on the Airports Authority, and UK, an attack on the Port ...

  • Meet Mantis – the tiny shrimp that launched 3,000 DDoS attacks

    July 15, 2022

    The botnet behind the largest-ever HTTPS-based distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack has been named after a tiny shrimp. Cloudflare said it thwarted the 26 million request per second (rps) attack last month, and we’re told the biz has been tracking the botnet ever since. Now, the internet infrastructure company has given the botnet a name — Mantis — ...

  • The industrial internet of things is still a big mess when it comes to security

    July 14, 2022

    Critical infrastructure is increasingly targeted by cyber criminals – and while those responsible for running industrial networks know that securing operational technology (OT) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is vital, they’re struggling, resulting in networks being left vulnerable to attacks. According to analysis by cybersecurity company Barracuda, 94% of industrial organisations have experienced a ...

  • Russian cyber attack on Lithuania unlikely to provoke military response

    June 28, 2022

    A NATO member is under attack. Normally the meaning of this would be frighteningly clear, but this is an attack with a difference: not a physical attack, but a cyber attack; and working out what a cyber attack means is never simple. The NATO member in question is the Baltic state of Lithuania, which was targeted on ...

  • Russian hackers claim responsibility for cyberattack on Lithuania

    June 27, 2022

    Russian hacker group Killnet has claimed responsibility for a denial-of-service (DDOS) cyberattack on Lithuania, saying it was in response to the decision by Vilnius to block the transit of some sanctioned goods to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. Lithuanian state and private institutions were hit by the denial-of-service cyberattack on Monday, the Baltic country’s National Cyber ...