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DDoS Attacks Triple in Q2 to Target #COVID19 Home Workers

The volume of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in the second quarter of 2020 increased three-fold from the same period last year, according to new data from Kaspersky.The Russian cybersecurity vendor claimed in its Kaspersky Q2 2020 DDoS attacks report that it detected and blocked 217% more DDoS attempts than in Q2 2019.This appears to run counte
Publish At:2020-08-11 05:41 | Read:150 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

Q2 DDoS Attacks Triple Year Over Year: Report

Distributed denial-of-service attacks have stayed consistently high throughout 2020, a shift from normal attack trends that researchers attribute to COVID-19.The number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in the second quarter of 2020 was three times higher than the amount recorded in the same quarter of 2019, and only slightly lower th
Publish At:2020-08-10 15:14 | Read:66 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

DDoS attacks in Q2 2020

News overview Not just one but two new DDoS amplification methods were discovered last quarter. In mid-May, Israeli researchers reported a new DNS server vulnerability that lurks in the DNS delegation process. The vulnerability exploitation scheme was dubbed “NXNSAttack”. The hacker sends to a legitimate recursive DNS server a request to several
Publish At:2020-08-10 06:01 | Read:111 | Comments:0 | Tags:DDoS reports Featured Botnets Cybercrime DDoS-attacks Malwar

DDoS Attacks Increase in Size, Frequency and Duration

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are increasing in size, frequency and duration. Kaspersky Lab reported a doubling of DDoS attacks in the first quarter of 2020 compared with the fourth quarter of 2019, plus an 80% jump compared with the same quarter last year. Kaspersky also found that DDoS cyberattacks are increasing in duration. Average attack
Publish At:2020-07-30 19:37 | Read:101 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Application Security Cloud Security Data Pr

FBI warns cyber actors abusing protocols as new DDoS attack vectors

The FBI issued an alert last week warning about the discovery of new network protocols that have been exploited to launch large-scale DDoS attacks. The Federal Bureau of Investigation sent an alert last week warning about large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that abused new network protocols. “Cyber actors’ abuse of built-in n
Publish At:2020-07-27 15:20 | Read:115 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking DDOS

Huge DDoS Attack Launched Against Cloudflare in Late June

The 754 million packets-per-second peak was part of a four-day attack involving more than 316,000 sending addresses.Cloudflare revealed this week that on June 21 it detected and mitigated a packet-based volumetric DDoS attack that peaked at 754 million packets-per-second. According to researchers, that peak was part of a four-day attack from June 18-21 that
Publish At:2020-07-09 20:20 | Read:263 | Comments:0 | Tags: Cloud DDOS

BIG-IP Vulnerability Exploited to Deliver DDoS Malware

Hackers continue to exploit the recently patched BIG-IP security flaw and they have plenty of potential targets as researchers have identified thousands of vulnerable systems.The vulnerability affecting F5 Networks’ BIG-IP application delivery controller (ADC) is tracked as CVE-2020-5902 and it was disclosed last week by the vendor and Positive Technologies,
Publish At:2020-07-07 06:51 | Read:253 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY SCADA / ICS Virus & Threats Virus &a

DDoS Attacks Jump 542% from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020

The shift to remote work and heavy reliance on online services has driven an increase in attacks intended to overwhelm ISPs.In the first quarter of 2020, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks jumped more than 542% compared with the last quarter of 2019 and more than 278% year-over-year. NexusGuard researchers suggest the spike may be linked to a paral
Publish At:2020-06-30 16:30 | Read:165 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

Satori IoT botnet author sentenced to 13 months in prison

byLisa VaasThe coder who created the massive Satori botnet of enslaved devices and a handful of other botnets will be spending 13 months behind bars, the US Attorney’s Office of Alaska announced on Friday.Kenneth Currin Schuchman, 22, from Vancouver, Wash., spent years developing distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) botnets. In September 2019, he pleaded gui
Publish At:2020-06-29 07:48 | Read:174 | Comments:0 | Tags:Denial of Service Law & order Security threats DDoS Fbot/Tsu

Hybrid Malware 'Lucifer' Includes Cryptojacking, DDoS Capabilities

A recently identified piece of cryptojacking malware includes functionality that enables its operators to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, Palo Alto Networks reports.Dubbed Lucifer, the malware was first observed on May 29, as part of a campaign that is still ongoing, but which switched to an upgraded variant on June 11.The threat was des
Publish At:2020-06-29 00:35 | Read:326 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus & Malware

Developer of DDoS Mirai based botnets sentenced to prison

A man accused to have developed distributed denial of service (DDoS) botnets based on the Mirai botnet was sentenced to 13 months in federal prison. Kenneth Currin Schuchman, 22, of Vancouver, Washington, was sentenced to 13 months in federal prison because it has developed distributed denial of service (DDoS) botnets based on the source code of Mirai bot
Publish At:2020-06-26 17:22 | Read:245 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware botnet Cybercrime

Vancouver Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Developing DDoS Botnets

A Vancouver man received a federal prison sentence for his involvement in developing several distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) botnets.On June 25, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska announced that Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess had sentenced Kenneth Currin Schuchman, 22, of Vancouver, WA to 13 months in federal priso
Publish At:2020-06-26 13:08 | Read:259 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News DDoS Mi

New Lucifer DDoS botnet targets Windows systems with multiple exploits

A new botnet, tracked as Lucifer, appeared in the threat landscape, it leverages close to a dozen exploits to hack Windows systems. A new botnet tracked as Lucifer appeared in the threat landscape, it leverages a dozen exploits for high and critical severity flaws affecting Windows systems. Upon infecting a system the bot turns it into a cryptomining clie
Publish At:2020-06-26 09:38 | Read:239 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Internet of Things Malware

Akamai mitigated the largest ever PPS DDoS attack

Akamai announced to have mitigated a record distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that hit a European bank. Akamai revealed that a bank in Europe was hit by a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that peaked a record 809 million packets per second (PPS). “On June 21, 2020, Akamai mitigated the largest packet per second (PPS)
Publish At:2020-06-25 18:12 | Read:295 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking DDoS hacking news information security

Lucifer Malware Abused Windows Exploits for Cryptomining, DDoS Attacks

New malware called “Lucifer” came with numerous exploits for conducting cryptomining functionality and performing distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on infected Windows machines.Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 research team identified two versions of Lucifer in their research. (Both variants bore the name “Satan DDoS,” but
Publish At:2020-06-25 12:20 | Read:228 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Lucifer

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