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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:123 | 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:110 | 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:128 | 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:136 | 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:181 | 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:99 | 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:165 | 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:159 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Lucifer

Akamai Mitigates Record 809 MPPS DDoS Attack

Akamai on Thursday revealed that it mitigated a second record-setting distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack since the beginning of June, one that peaked at 809 MPPS (million packets per second).Earlier this month, the company shared details on the mitigation of a 1.44 TBPS (terabits per second) DDoS assault that reached 385 MPPS at its peak, but the mo
Publish At:2020-06-25 09:09 | Read:122 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Incident Response Cy

New XORDDoS, Kaiji DDoS botnet variants target Docker servers

Operators behind XORDDoS and Kaiji DDoS botnets recently started targeting Docker servers exposed online, Trend Micro warns. Trend Micro researchers reported that operators behind XORDDoS and Kaiji DDoS botnets recently started targeting Docker servers exposed online. XORDDoS, also known as XOR.DDoS, first appeared in the threat landscape in 2014 it is
Publish At:2020-06-24 03:35 | Read:172 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Malware botnet Docker hacking news inf

XORDDoS, Kaiji DDoS Botnets Target Docker Servers

The distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) botnets named XORDDoS and Kaiji recently started targeting exposed Docker servers, Trend Micro warned on Monday.XORDDoS, also known as XOR.DDoS, has been around since 2014 and it has been targeting Linux systems. Kaiji, whose existence was brought to light earlier this year, is a Golang-based piece of malware that has
Publish At:2020-06-23 09:45 | Read:75 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus & Malware

XORDDoS, Kaiji Botnet Malware Variants Target Exposed Docker Servers 

Insights and analysis by Augusto Remillano II With additional analysis by Patrick Noel Collado and Karen Ivy Titiwa We have recently detected variants of two existing Linux botnet malware types targeting exposed Docker servers; these are XORDDoS malware (detected by Trend Micro as Backdoor.Linux.XORDDOS.AE) and Kaiji DDoS malware (detected by Trend Micro as
Publish At:2020-06-23 02:01 | Read:82 | Comments:0 | Tags:Botnets Cloud botnet DDoS Docker Kaiji XORDDoS DDOS

Amazon Web Services Mitigated a 2.3 Tbps DDoS Attack

Amazon Web Services (AWS) said that it mitigated a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack with a volume of 2.3 Tbps.In its “Threat Landscape Report – Q1 2020,” AWS Shield revealed that its team members had spent several days responding to this particular network volumetric DDoS attack.In Q1 2020, a known UDP reflection vector, CLDAP reflecti
Publish At:2020-06-18 08:14 | Read:155 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News AWS DDo

AWS mitigated largest DDoS attack ever of 2.3 Tbps

AWS announced it has mitigated a 2.3 Tbps DDoS attack, the largest ever, which surpassed the previous record of 1.7 Tbps that took place in March 2018. Amazon announced it has mitigated the largest ever DDoS attack of 2.3 Tbps, the news is surprising if we consider that the previous record was of 1.7 Tbps that took place in March 2018. The 2.3 Tbps att
Publish At:2020-06-17 17:10 | Read:125 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Reports Cybercrime DDoS hacking news i

Akamai, Amazon Mitigate Massive DDoS Attacks

The first week of June 2020 arrived with a massive 1.44 TBPS (terabytes per second) distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, Akamai reveals.Lasting for two hours and peaking at 385 MPPS (million packets per second), the assault was the largest Akamai has even seen in terms of BPS, but also stood out from the crowd because of its complexity.Aimed at an In
Publish At:2020-06-17 08:07 | Read:114 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Cybercrime DDOS

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