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VoIP.ms phone services disrupted by DDoS extortion attack

Threat actors are targeting voice-over-Internet provider VoIP.ms with a DDoS attack and extorting the company to stop the assault that's severely disrupting  the company's operation.VoIP.ms is an Internet phone service company that provides affordable voice-over-IP service to businesses around the world.Phone services disrupted as site goes downOn Septe
Publish At:2021-09-20 13:12 | Read:250 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security DDOS

A week in security (Sept 13 – Sept 19)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs Why backups aren’t a “silver bullet” against ransomware, with Matt Crape: Lock and Code S02E17The many tentacles of Magecart Group 8Apple releases emergency update: Patch, but don’t panicUpdate now! Google Chrome fixes two in-the-wild zero-daysParts of the Dark Web “awash” with school children’s personal dataPatch now! Print
Publish At:2021-09-20 07:24 | Read:155 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security 0-day adselfservice plus avoid US sanctio

Admin of DDoS service behind 200,000 attacks faces 35yrs in prison

At the end of a nine-day trial, a jury in California this week found guilty the administrator of two distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) operations.32-year old Matthew Gatrel of St. Charles, Illinois, ran two websites that allowed paying users to launch more than 200,000 DDoS attacks on targets in both the private and public sector.Booter service and bullet
Publish At:2021-09-17 17:08 | Read:282 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security DDOS

Operator of 'DownThem' DDoS Attack Service Convicted

An Illinois man who operated an infamous online service allowing users to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on selected targets was found guilty of three felonies.The man, Matthew Gatrel, 32, of St. Charles, was convicted for operating the DownThem “booting” service, through which subscribers would pay to have their targets of choice floode
Publish At:2021-09-17 11:32 | Read:72 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime DDOS

Trial Ends in Guilty Verdict for DDoS-for-Hire Boss

A jury in California today reached a guilty verdict in the trial of Matthew Gatrel, a St. Charles, Ill. man charged in 2018 with operating two online services that allowed paying customers to launch powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against Internet users and websites. Gatrel’s conviction comes roughly two weeks after his co-conspir
Publish At:2021-09-16 23:02 | Read:203 | Comments:0 | Tags:DDoS-for-Hire Ne'er-Do-Well News ampnode booter ddos-for-hir

KrebsOnSecurity Hit By Huge New IoT Botnet “Meris”

On Thursday evening, KrebsOnSecurity was the subject of a rather massive (and mercifully brief) distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The assault came from “Meris,” the same new botnet behind record-shattering attacks against Russian search giant Yandex this week and internet infrastructure firm Cloudflare earlier this summer. Cloudflare
Publish At:2021-09-10 19:05 | Read:260 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine The Coming Storm Akamai Cambridge Universi

Mēris Botnet Flexes Muscles With 22 Million RPS DDoS Attack

A series of record-breaking RPS-based distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks observed over the past month are the result of a new, powerful botnet flexing its muscles to prove its capabilities.Referred to as Mēris (the Latvian word for plague), the botnet is apparently responsible for the largest recorded application layer DDoS assault to date, which,
Publish At:2021-09-10 15:26 | Read:228 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY DDOS botnet

A new botnet named Mēris is behind massive DDoS attack that hit Yandex

The massive DDoS attack that has been targeting the internet giant Yandex was powered b a completely new botnet tracked as Mēris. The Russian Internet giant Yandex has been targeting by the largest DDoS attack in the history of Runet, the Russian Internet designed to be independent of the world wide web and ensure the resilience of the country to an inter
Publish At:2021-09-09 17:43 | Read:261 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Cybercrime Cybersecurity H

New Mēris botnet breaks DDoS record with 21.8 million RPS attack

A new distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) botnet that kept growing over the summer has been hammering Russian internet giant Yandex for the past month, the attack peaking at the unprecedented rate of 21.8 million requests per second.The botnet received the name Mēris, and it gets its power from tens of thousands of compromised devices that researchers
Publish At:2021-09-09 13:11 | Read:219 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security DDOS botnet

Yandex is battling the largest DDoS in Russian Internet history

Russian internet giant Yandex has been targeted in a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that started last week and reportedly continues this week.A report in Russian media says that the assault is the largest in the short history of the Russian internet, the RuNet, and that it was confirmed by a U.S.-based company.RuNet is the Russian s
Publish At:2021-09-09 09:15 | Read:245 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security DDOS

Yandex is under the largest DDoS attack in the history of Runet

The Russian internet service provider Yandex is under a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that began last week. The Russian Internet giant Yandex has been targeting by the largest DDoS attack in the history of Runet, the Russian Internet designed to be independent of the world wide web and ensure the resilience of the country to an inter
Publish At:2021-09-09 08:53 | Read:199 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security botnet Cybercrime DDoS hackin

Major IPS in New Zealand hit by massive DDoS, Internet outages reported

A massive DDoS hit New Zealand ‘s third-largest internet operator isolating parts of the country from the Internet. A massive DDoS hit Vocus ISP, New Zealand ‘s third-largest internet operator, isolating parts of the country from the Internet. Vocus provides retail, wholesale and corporate telecommunications services across Australia and
Publish At:2021-09-05 04:57 | Read:334 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Cybersecurity cybersecurity news DDoS

ISRAELI FIRM ‘BRIGHT DATA’ (LUMINATI NETWORKS) ENABLED THE ATTACKS AGAINST KARAPATAN

Who is behind the massive and prolonged Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack that hit the Philippine human rights alliance Karapatan? The 25 days long DDoS attack against the website of Karapatan was launched by almost 30.000 IP addresses, whereas one third of the addresses originated from devices that there were not running “Open Proxies
Publish At:2021-08-30 11:35 | Read:282 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Cybersecurity cybersecurity news DDoS

DDoS attacks target the Philippine human rights alliance Karapatan

The Philippine human rights alliance Karapatan has suffered a massive and prolonged Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, Qurium organizations linked it to the local government. For the past three weeks, the Philippine human rights alliance Karapatan has suffered a heavy and sustained DDoS attack. The attack comes only a month after the waves of DD
Publish At:2021-08-29 04:57 | Read:571 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacktivism DDoS attack hacking news informatio

Fake DMCA complaints, DDoS threats lead to BazaLoader malware

Cybercriminals behind the BazaLoader malware came up with a new lure to trick website owners into opening malicious files: fake notifications about the site being engaged in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.The messages contain a legal threat and a file stored in a Google Drive folder that allegedly provides evidence of the source of the attack.F
Publish At:2021-08-27 17:32 | Read:370 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security DDOS

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