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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:136 | 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:48 | 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:178 | 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:237 | 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:130 | 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:206 | 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:265 | 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:209 | 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:246 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

Nation-state actor hit Google with the largest DDoS attack

In an overview of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) trends targeting its network links, Google revealed that in 2017 a nation-state actor used massive firepower that amounted to more than 2.54 terabits per second.The actor targeted thousands of Google IP addresses at the same time and used several attack methods in a campaign that span across multipl
Publish At:2020-10-16 19:54 | Read:308 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security DDOS

Google mitigated a 2.54 Tbps DDoS attack in 2017, the largest DDoS ever seen

The Google Cloud team revealed that in September 2017 it has mitigated DDoS attack that reached 2.54 Tbps, the largest DDoS attack of ever. The Google Cloud team revealed that back in September 2017 it has mitigated a powerful DDoS attack that clocked at 2.54 Tbps. This attack is the largest distributed denial of service attack recorded to date. &#
Publish At:2020-10-16 18:20 | Read:279 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking DDoS hacking news inform

DDoS Attacks Disrupt Massachusetts Schools

Students learning remotely in Massachusetts have had their lessons disrupted by distributed-denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks.Sandwich Public Schools suffered a week of connection issues after what was first identified as a firewall failure occurred on October 8. A new firewall put in place to resolve the issue subsequently crashed, prompting the
Publish At:2020-10-16 17:13 | Read:266 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

Cloudflare can now send DDoS alerts for sites are under attack

Cloudflare now allows paid customers to create notifications that warn them when their sites are under a DDoS attack.A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is when an attacker floods a web server or an Internet connection with more requests than it can handle. This flooding of requests causes the service to become unavailable, and the company or
Publish At:2020-10-06 18:30 | Read:354 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology Security Cloud DDOS

Ransomware gangs add DDoS attacks to their extortion arsenal

A ransomware operation has started to utilize a new tactic to extort their victims: DDoS a victim's website until they return to the negotiation table.A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is when a threat actor floods a website or a network connection with a large volume of requests to make a service inaccessible.After negotiations stalled in a
Publish At:2020-10-01 17:36 | Read:309 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Cloud DDOS ransomware

FBI, CISA Say DDoS Attacks Won't Prevent Voting

While they might hinder access to information, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against election infrastructure won’t prevent voting, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said in an alert issued this week.DDoS attacks would either slow down election-related public-facing website
Publish At:2020-10-01 12:04 | Read:432 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Risk Ma