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 …

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

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 Read More …

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

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 Read More …

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

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 Read More …