Russian cyber attack on Lithuania unlikely to provoke military response

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 Read More …

Russian hackers claim responsibility for cyberattack on Lithuania

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 Read More …

Italy warns organizations to brace for incoming DDoS attacks

Italy’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) has issued an urgent alert to raise awareness about the high risk of cyberattacks against national entities on Monday. The type of cyberattack the Italian organization refers to is DDoS (distributed denial-of-service), which Read More …

Rise in XorDdos: A deeper look at the stealthy DDoS malware targeting Linux devices

In the last six months, we observed a 254% increase in activity from a Linux trojan called XorDdos. First discovered in 2014 by the research group MalwareMustDie, XorDdos was named after its denial-of-service-related activities on Linux endpoints and servers as Read More …

Enemybot: a new Mirai, Gafgyt hybrid botnet joins the scene

A new botnet is targeting routers, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and an array of server architectures. On April 12, cybersecurity researchers from FortiGuard Labs said the new distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) botnet, dubbed Enemybot, borrows modules from the infamous Mirai Read More …

Finnish govt websites knocked down as Ukraine President addresses MPs

Cyberattacks took down Finnish government websites on Friday while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed Finland’s members of parliament (MPs). Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks hit Finland’s ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs’ websites around noon local time. About an hour later, both Read More …

Hackers use Conti’s leaked ransomware to attack Russian companies

A hacking group used the Conti’s leaked ransomware source code to create their own ransomware to use in cyberattacks against Russian organizations. While it is common to hear of ransomware attacks targeting companies and encrypting data, we rarely hear about Read More …