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DDoS Attacks Triple in Size as Ransom Demands Re-Emerge

The last quarter of 2020 has seen a wave of web application attacks which have used ransom letters to target businesses across a number of industries.According to research from Akamai, the largest of these attacks sent over 200Gbps of traffic at their targets as part of a sustained campaign of higher Bits Per Second (BPS) and Packets Per Second (PP
Publish At:2020-10-19 11:31 | Read:152 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

Google Targeted in Record-Breaking 2.5 Tbps DDoS Attack in 2017

Google revealed last week that its infrastructure was targeted in a record-breaking distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack back in September 2017.When measuring DDoS attacks, Google looks at three main metrics: bits per second (bps) for attacks targeting network links, requests per second (rps) for attacks targeting application servers, and packets per
Publish At:2020-10-19 08:40 | Read:46 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime Management &

Google Reveals it Was Hit by 2.5Tbps DDoS

Google has revealed a nation state DDoS campaign against it originating from China, which may have been the biggest attack of its kind ever recorded.The 2.5Tbps DDoS struck in September 2017 but was made public for the first time on Friday in a report designed to share best practices on cyber-defense and plug Google Cloud mitigations.According to Google secu
Publish At:2020-10-19 07:37 | Read:64 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

Nation-state actor hit Google with the largest DDoS attack

In an overview of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) trends targeting its network links, Google revealed that in 2017 a nation-state actor used massive firepower that amounted to more than 2.54 terabits per second.The actor targeted thousands of Google IP addresses at the same time and used several attack methods in a campaign that span across multipl
Publish At:2020-10-16 19:54 | Read:208 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security DDOS

Google mitigated a 2.54 Tbps DDoS attack in 2017, the largest DDoS ever seen

The Google Cloud team revealed that in September 2017 it has mitigated DDoS attack that reached 2.54 Tbps, the largest DDoS attack of ever. The Google Cloud team revealed that back in September 2017 it has mitigated a powerful DDoS attack that clocked at 2.54 Tbps. This attack is the largest distributed denial of service attack recorded to date. &#
Publish At:2020-10-16 18:20 | Read:202 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking DDoS hacking news inform

DDoS Attacks Disrupt Massachusetts Schools

Students learning remotely in Massachusetts have had their lessons disrupted by distributed-denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks.Sandwich Public Schools suffered a week of connection issues after what was first identified as a firewall failure occurred on October 8. A new firewall put in place to resolve the issue subsequently crashed, prompting the
Publish At:2020-10-16 17:13 | Read:164 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

Cloudflare can now send DDoS alerts for sites are under attack

Cloudflare now allows paid customers to create notifications that warn them when their sites are under a DDoS attack.A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is when an attacker floods a web server or an Internet connection with more requests than it can handle. This flooding of requests causes the service to become unavailable, and the company or
Publish At:2020-10-06 18:30 | Read:225 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology Security Cloud DDOS

Ransomware gangs add DDoS attacks to their extortion arsenal

A ransomware operation has started to utilize a new tactic to extort their victims: DDoS a victim's website until they return to the negotiation table.A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is when a threat actor floods a website or a network connection with a large volume of requests to make a service inaccessible.After negotiations stalled in a
Publish At:2020-10-01 17:36 | Read:209 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Cloud DDOS ransomware

FBI, CISA Say DDoS Attacks Won't Prevent Voting

While they might hinder access to information, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against election infrastructure won’t prevent voting, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said in an alert issued this week.DDoS attacks would either slow down election-related public-facing website
Publish At:2020-10-01 12:04 | Read:197 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Risk Ma

DDoS Attacks Soar in First Half of 2020

Shorter, faster, multivector attacks had a greater impact on victims.The first six months of 2020 saw a significant increase in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks using multiple vectors, with a simultaneous rise in the throughput of those attacks, according to a new Netsount report.Related Content: New Campaign Combines Extortion, DDoS State of End
Publish At:2020-09-30 12:35 | Read:127 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

DDoS Attacks Hit 1 Tbps in 2020

There has been a 151% increase in the number of DDoS attacks in the first half of 2020, compared to the same period in 2019.According to Neustar’s latest CyberThreats and Trends Report, these attacks include the largest that Neustar has ever mitigated at 1.17 Tbps.As reports of the number of detected DDoS attacks increase, Neustar said the number of at
Publish At:2020-09-17 07:20 | Read:227 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

DDoS Attacks Rose 151% in First Half of 2020

Attacks grew in number, size, and sophistication as the coronavirus pandemic took hold.DDoS attacks grew in number, volume, and intensity in the first half of 2020 compared to the first half of 2019, and both very large and very small DDoS attacks showed increased sophistication and intensity in 2020, according to new data from Neustar.Related Content: New C
Publish At:2020-09-16 20:08 | Read:221 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

Experts warn of surge in DDoS attacks targeting education institutions

Experts warn of a surge in the DDoS attacks against education institutions and the academic industry across the world. While the popularity of online learning is increasing due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, threat actors are launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) on education institutions and the academic industry across the world. The
Publish At:2020-09-15 18:08 | Read:215 | Comments:1 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking DDoS education institution

Surge in DDoS attacks targeting education and academic sector

As education institutions across the world moved to online learning, cyber threat disruptions have amplified more than ever. Malware, vulnerability exploits, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), phishing attacks have all struck this sector, increasing in frequency over the past two months.As schools in the U.S. restarted in remote learning mode, cybersecuri
Publish At:2020-09-15 10:37 | Read:158 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security DDOS

Lock and Code S1Ep15: Safely using Google Chrome Extensions with Pieter Arntz

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to Pieter Arntz, malware intelligence researcher for Malwarebytes, about Google Chrome extensions. These sometimes helpful online tools that work directly with the Google Chrome browser can pull off a variety of tric
Publish At:2020-09-14 13:15 | Read:352 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast advanced persistent threats APT Center for Public He

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