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Pro-Russian hackers launched a massive DDoS attack against Norway

Norway’s National Security Authority (NSM) confirmed that a DDoS attack took down some of the country’s most important websites. Norway’s National Security Authority (NSM) confirmed that some of the country’s most important websites and online services were taken down by a massive DDoS attack conducted by a pro-Russian group. NS
Publish At:2022-07-01 05:26 | Read:93 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Cyber Spetsnaz DDoS hack

Russian hacktivists take down Norway govt sites in DDoS attacks

Norway's National Security Authority (NSM) published a statement yesterday warning that some of the country's most important websites and online services are being rendered inaccessible due to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.The statement further explains that a criminal pro-Russian group is believed to be behind the attacks.DDoS attacks ar
Publish At:2022-06-30 13:46 | Read:240 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security DDOS hack

The government of Lithuania confirmed it had been hit by an intense cyberattack

Lithuania confirmed it had been hit by an “intense” cyberattack, after Vilnius imposed restrictions on the rail transit of certain goods to Kaliningrad. The government of Lithuania announced on Monday that it had been hit by an “intense” cyberattack, likely launched from Moscow, days after the Russian government protested restricti
Publish At:2022-06-27 17:31 | Read:200 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking DDoS hacking news IT Inf

A week in security (June 20 – June 26)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs: LinkedIn scams are a “significant threat”, warns FBIDDoS-for-hire service provider jailedInternet Safety Month: 7 tips for staying safe online while on vacationClient-side Magecart attacks still around, but more covertSecurity vulnerabilities: 5 times that organizations got hackedYou can be tracked online using
Publish At:2022-06-27 07:53 | Read:157 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security 311 7-zip APT28 catfishing chrome conti C

Lithuania warns of rise in DDoS attacks against government sites

The National Cyber Security Center (NKSC) of Lithuania has issued a public warning about a steep increase in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks directed against public authorities in the country.DDoS is a special type of cyberattack that causes internet servers to be overwhelmed by a large number of requests and garbage traffic, rendering the hoste
Publish At:2022-06-23 13:45 | Read:217 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security DDOS

Heimdal™ Security Researchers Discover Massive Surge in DDoS Attacks

Mounting Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks is undoubtedly an arcane tactic considering the evolutionary timeline of cyber-defenses, but ‘going old-school’ does pay off when one’s engaged in a fast-paced, counter-for-threat trade-off. Recently, Heimdal™ investigated a massive surge in DDoS-type attacks, proving the old adage: “there’s no retreat, we’re just ad
Publish At:2022-06-21 10:51 | Read:152 | Comments:0 | Tags:Forensics and threat hunting DDOS security

DDoS-for-hire service provider jailed

Matthew Gatrel, a 33-year-old man from St. Charles, Illinois, has been sentenced to two years in prison for running websites that provide powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against internet users and websites. This sentencing resulted in the seizure of his websites, making the internet a little safer from DDoS attacks. Gatrel was the ad
Publish At:2022-06-20 13:00 | Read:417 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime AmpNode DDoS-for-hire DownThem Juan "Severon" Mar

Small Botnet Launches Record-Breaking 26 Million RPS DDoS Attack

Security and web performance services provider Cloudflare this week announced that it has mitigated a record-breaking distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that peaked at 26 million requests-per-second (RPS).Considered the largest HTTPS DDoS attack on record, the assault was launched by a botnet of roughly 5,000 devices.According to Cloudflare, the att
Publish At:2022-06-15 13:11 | Read:275 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime DDOS botnet

Record breaking HTTPS DDoS attack

Last week, Cloudflare blocked the largest HTTPS DDoS attack on record. The attack amassed some 26 million requests per second (rps). The previous record for a HTTPS DDoS attack was 15.3 million rps. The attack targeted an unnamed Cloudflare customer and originated mostly from Cloud Service Providers. DDoS over HTTPS DDoS stands for Distributed Denia
Publish At:2022-06-15 13:00 | Read:217 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime ampnode.com downthem.org HTTPS DDoS IoT botnet re

Let’s give a look at the Dark Web Price Index 2022

PrivacyAffairs released the Dark Web Index 2022, the document provides the prices for illegal services/products available in the black marketplaces. Privacy Affairs published the Dark Web Index, an analysis of prices for illegal services/products available in the black marketplaces and related to the period between February 2021 and June 2022. The documen
Publish At:2022-06-15 10:32 | Read:298 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Deep Web Cybercrime Dark Web Dark

Owner of ‘DownThem’ DDoS service gets 2 years in prison

An Illinois man was sentenced to two years in prison for operating a distributed denial of service (DDoS ) platform that allowed threat actors to conduct over 200,000 attacks.The sentenced man, Matthew Gatrel, 33, had created and operated the websites “downthem.org” and “ampnode.com.” The former sold subscriptions to a powerful DDoS a
Publish At:2022-06-14 14:54 | Read:207 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security DDOS

Operator of 'DownThem' DDoS Service Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison

The operator of an infamous service that allowed users to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks was sentenced on Monday to 24 months in prison.The man, Matthew Gatrel, 33, of St. Charles, Illinois, was convicted in September 2021 on three counts of computer-related and wire fraud felonies.According to court documents, Gatrel owned and operated
Publish At:2022-06-14 13:11 | Read:394 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime DDOS

Cloudflare mitigates record-breaking HTTPS DDoS attack

Internet infrastructure firm Cloudflare said today that it mitigated a 26 million request per second distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, the largest HTTPS DDoS attack detected to date.The record-breaking attack occurred last week and targeted one of Cloudflare's customers using the Free plan.The threat actor behind it likely used hijacked servers an
Publish At:2022-06-14 10:56 | Read:215 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Cloud DDOS

“Downthem” DDoS-for-Hire Boss Gets 2 Years in Prison

A 33-year-old Illinois man was sentenced to two years in prison today following his conviction last year for operating services that allowed paying customers to launch powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against hundreds of thousands of Internet users and websites. The user interface for Downthem[.]org. Matthew Gatrel of St. Charles, Ill.
Publish At:2022-06-13 20:38 | Read:205 | Comments:0 | Tags:DDoS-for-Hire Ne'er-Do-Well News ampnode booter ddos-for-hir

Exclusive: Pro-Russia group ‘Cyber Spetsnaz’ is attacking government agencies

Resecurity, Inc. (USA) has identified an increase in activity within hacktivist groups conducted by a new group called “Cyber Spetsnaz”. Resecurity, Inc. (USA) has identified an increase in activity within hacktivist groups, they’re leveraging current geopolitical tensions between the Ukraine and Russia to perform cyber-attacks. Following the attacks of
Publish At:2022-06-06 03:11 | Read:367 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Cyber Spetsnaz DDoS hack

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