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Citrix Releases Updates to Prevent DDoS Attacks Abusing Its Appliances

Citrix on Monday informed customers that it released firmware updates for its Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Gateway products to prevent threat actors from abusing the appliances to launch and amplify distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.Several people reported a few days before Christmas that they had started seeing DDoS attacks abusing t
Publish At:2021-01-05 12:35 | Read:121 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Risk Management Vulnera

Citrix adds NetScaler ADC setting to block recent DDoS attacks

Citrix has released a feature enhancement designed to block attackers from using the Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) feature of Citrix ADC and Gateway devices as an amplification vector in DDoS attacks.DTLS is a UDP-based version of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol utilized to secure and to prevent eavesdropping and tampering in delay-sen
Publish At:2021-01-04 14:49 | Read:79 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security DDOS

DDoS amplify attack targets Citrix Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)

Citrix confirmed that a DDoS attack is targeting Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) networking equipment. The threat actors are using the Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) protocol as an amplification vector in attacks against Citrix appliances with EDT enabled. The DTLS protocol is a communications protocol for securing delay-sensitiv
Publish At:2020-12-24 22:25 | Read:229 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Citrix DDoS Gaming hacking news inform

Citrix confirms ongoing DDoS attack impacting NetScaler ADCs

Citrix has confirmed today that an ongoing 'DDoS attack pattern' using DTLS as an amplification vector is affecting Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) networking appliances with EDT enabled.Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) is a communications protocol for securing delay-sensitive apps and services that use datagram transport.DTLS is based o
Publish At:2020-12-24 09:43 | Read:180 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security DDOS

Minor Behind 2016 PlayStation DDoS Attacks

An unnamed individual in the United States has pleaded guilty to creating a botnet and using it to launch a series of cyber-attacks against the gaming community before reaching their 18th birthday.The Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, carried out in October 2016, caused what the United States Department of Justice described as "mas
Publish At:2020-12-10 15:26 | Read:217 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

Teen who shook the Internet in 2016 pleads guilty to DDoS attacks

One of the operators behind a Mirai botnet pleaded guilty to their involvement in a huge DDoS attack that caused a massive Internet disruption during October 2016.Multiple high-profile websites and online services including Amazon, PayPal, Visa, Netflix, the PlayStation Network, and Airbnb were taken down as a direct result of this DDoS attack.The botnet, a
Publish At:2020-12-10 14:13 | Read:253 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security DDOS

Bomb Threat, DDoS Purveyor Gets Eight Years

A 22-year-old North Carolina man has been sentenced to nearly eight years in prison for conducting bomb threats against thousands of schools in the U.S. and United Kingdom, running a service that launched distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, and for possessing sexually explicit images of minors. Timothy Dalton Vaughn from Winston-Salem, N.C. was a k
Publish At:2020-12-01 13:24 | Read:309 | Comments:0 | Tags:DDoS-for-Hire Ne'er-Do-Well News Apophis Squad HDGZero Nicol

DDoS Attacks Against Online Retailers Increase Four-Fold During Pandemic

The number of DDoS attacks targeting e-commerce in Europe has increased four-fold over the last eight months.According to research by Stormwall, between February and October 2020, the number of DDoS attacks targeted at online retail services quadrupled compared to the same period last year.It claimed the growth in attack number is primarily contrib
Publish At:2020-11-26 12:08 | Read:185 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

Be Prepared for Increased DDoS Attacks Ahead of Black Friday

Black Friday is prime time for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, especially as retail goes online even more than usual in 2020. Forecasters predict e-commerce sales will soar to new heights this holiday season, increasing by as much as 35% year-over-year. This explosion in online shopping brings new challenges to retailers, including managi
Publish At:2020-11-23 12:11 | Read:260 | Comments:0 | Tags:Retail Black Friday Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) Att

#EdgeLive: DDoS Attacks Are Evolving into Extortion-Led RDoS Campaigns

Speaking as part of the Akamai Edge Live virtual conference, Akamai CEO Tom Leighton said cybersecurity may have become less of a consideration during the pandemic, but the level of attack the company has witnessed suggests the threat has not abated.Leighton spoke of “an enormous increase in the number of attacks, the size of the attacks and
Publish At:2020-11-11 05:31 | Read:329 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

Preventing and Mitigating DDoS Attacks: It's Elementary

Following a spate of cyberattacks nationwide, school IT teams need to act now to ensure their security solution makes the grade.The 2020–2021 academic year started not with a bang but with a whimper for some school districts as, instead of welcoming students back to class (albeit virtual classrooms), they found themselves scrambling to combat everythin
Publish At:2020-11-09 15:31 | Read:261 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

DDoS attacks in Q3 2020

News overview Q3 was relatively calm from a DDoS perspective. There were no headline innovations, although cybercriminals did continue to master techniques and develop malware already familiar to us from the last reporting period. For example, another DDoS botnet joined in the assault on Docker environments. The perpetrators infiltrated the target server, cr
Publish At:2020-10-28 07:50 | Read:402 | Comments:0 | Tags:DDoS reports Featured Botnets Cybercrime DDoS-attacks Intern

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:358 | 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:301 | 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:400 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

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