US Treasury thwarts DDoS attack from Russian Killnet group

The US Treasury Department has thwarted a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that officials attributed to Russian hacktivist group Killnet. These are the same pro-Kremlin miscreants that claimed responsibility for knocking more than a dozen US airports’ websites offline Read More …

Joint CISA FBI MS-ISAC Guide on Responding to DDoS Attacks and DDoS Guidance for Federal Agencies

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) are releasing this joint guide to provide organizations proactive steps to reduce the likelihood and impact of distributed Read More …

Cyber attack on Bulgarian government websites traced to Russia

The head of Bulgaria’s National Investigation Service, Borislav Sarafov, said on October 16 that the perpetrator of a cyber attack the previous day on several Bulgarian state, government and private websites had been identified, and the attack had come from Read More …

Hackers took down U.S. airport web sites, Department of Homeland Security confirms

Unknown hackers attacked and temporarily shut down the public-facing websites of at least several major U.S. airports on Monday, a Department of Homeland Security official confirmed to USA TODAY. The official from DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency or CISA, Read More …

Criminal multitool LilithBot arrives on malware-as-a-service scene

A Russia based threat group that set up a malware distribution shop earlier this year is behind a Swiss Army knife-like botnet that comes with a range of other malicious capabilities, from stealing information to mining cryptocurrency. That’s according to Read More …

Ukrainian hackers attacked the Mir payment system

Hackers staged a powerful and large-scale DDoS attack on the national payment system “Mir” against the backdrop of news about the possible refusal of a number of countries to work with it. How informs “Kommersant”, the goal is to overload Read More …

Eastern European org hit by second record-smashing DDoS attack

Akamai says it has absorbed the largest-ever publicly known distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack – an assault against an unfortunate Eastern European organization that went beyond 700 million packets per second. This latest tsunami of traffic hit on Monday, Read More …

Mirai Variant MooBot Targeting D-Link Devices

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 Read More …