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  • Borat RAT: Multiple threat of ransomware, DDoS and spyware

    April 4, 2022

    A new remote access trojan (RAT) dubbed “Borat” doesn’t come with many laughs but offers bad actors a menu of cyberthreats to choose from. RATs are typically used by cybercriminals to get full control of a victim’s system, enabling them to access files and network resources and manipulate the mouse and keyboard. Borat does all this ...

  • Russia shares list of 17,000 IPs allegedly DDoSing Russian orgs

    March 5, 2022

    The Russian government shared a list of 17,576 IP addresses allegedly used to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks targeting Russian organizations and their networks. The list was shared by the National Coordination Center for Computer Incidents (NKTsKI), an organization created by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), together with guidance to defend against the attacks and ...

  • DDoS attackers have found this new trick to knock over websites

    March 2, 2022

    Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attackers are using a new technique to knock websites offline by targeting vulnerable ‘middleboxes’, such as firewalls, to amplify junk traffic attacks. Amplification attacks are nothing new and have helped attackers knock over servers with short busts of traffic as high as 3.47 Tbps. Microsoft last year mitigated attacks on this ...

  • Ransomware groups and hacktivist collective are getting involved in the military conflict between Ukraine and Russia

    February 25, 2022

    Multiple ransomware groups and members of the hacktivist collective Anonymous announced this week that they are getting involved in the military conflict between Ukraine and Russia. On Thursday, members of Anonymous announced on Twitter that they would be launching attacks against the Russian government. The hacktivists defaced some local government websites in Russia and temporarily took ...

  • Ukraine: Websites of some banks and ministries are under a cyberattack

    February 15, 2022

    According to local media, hackers are now attacking a number of sites in Ukraine. Several banks and the website of the Ministry of Defense are under DDoS attack. “Ukrainska Pravda” citing sources in the Ukrainian government understands that a powerful DDoS attack affected Privatbank and Oschadbank banks, as well as the Ministry of Defense and the ...

  • DDoS attacks in Q4 2021

    February 10, 2022

    Q4 2021 saw the appearance of several new DDoS botnets. A zombie network, named Abcbot by researchers, first hit the radar in July, but at the time it was little more than a simple scanner attacking Linux systems by brute-forcing weak passwords and exploiting known vulnerabilities. In October, the botnet was upgraded with DDoS functionality. ...

  • Potential for Malicious Cyber Activities to Disrupt the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics

    January 31, 2022

    The FBI is warning entities associated with the February 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and March 2022 Paralympics that cyber actors could use a broad range of cyber activities to disrupt these events. These activities include distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, ransomware, malware, social engineering, data theft or leaks, phishing campaigns, disinformation campaigns, or insider ...

  • DDoS Attack Trends for Q4 2021

    January 11, 2022

    The first half of 2021 witnessed massive ransomware and ransom DDoS attack campaigns that interrupted aspects of critical infrastructure around the world (including one of the largest petroleum pipeline system operators in the US) and a vulnerability in IT management software that targeted schools, public sector, travel organizations, and credit unions, to name a few. The ...

  • Abcbot botnet is linked to Xanthe cryptojacking group

    January 10, 2022

    Researchers have forged a “clear” link between the Abcbot botnet and a well-established cryptojacking cybercriminal group. First discovered In July 2021 by Netlab 360, the Abcbot botnet began as a simple scanner that used basic credential stuffing attacks and known vulnerability exploits to compromise vulnerable Linux systems. However, the developers quickly updated their creation to include self-update ...

  • What the Rise in Cyber-Recon Means for Your Security Strategy

    December 30, 2021

    As we move into 2022, bad actors are ramping up their reconnaissance efforts to ensure more successful and more impactful cyberattacks. And that means more zero-day exploits are on the horizon. When seen through an attack chain such as the MITRE ATT&CK framework, campaigns are frequently discussed in terms of left-hand and right-hand phases of threats. ...

  • Honeypot experiment reveals what hackers want from IoT devices

    December 22, 2021

    A three-year-long honeypot experiment featuring simulated low-interaction IoT devices of various types and locations gives a clear idea of why actors target specific devices. More specifically, the honeypot was meant to create a sufficiently diverse ecosystem and cluster the generated data in a way that determines the goals of adversaries. IoT (Internet of Things) devices are a ...