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Why Size Doesn't Matter in DDoS Attacks

Companies both large and small are targets. Never think "I'm not big enough for a hacker's attention." Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have increased, and research shows that on average, a DDoS attack can cost an organization more than $2.5 million in revenue. As a small or medium-sized business owner, you may be thinking "hackers only
Publish At:2017-09-21 13:30 | Read:74 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

Google removed almost 300 Android apps involved in DDoS attack

Google removed almost 300 Android apps from the official Play Store after expert at ESET reported they were abused for a DDoS attack. This week Google has removed at least 300 apps from the Official Play Store after learning that apps were being hijacked to power DDoS attacks. “We identified approximately 300 apps associated with the issue, blocked them from
Publish At:2017-09-03 18:25 | Read:170 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Malware Mobile Android botnet DDoS Ese

Tech Firms Team Up to Take Down ‘WireX’ Android DDoS Botnet

A half dozen technology and security companies — some of them competitors — issued the exact same press release today. This unusual level of cross-industry collaboration caps a successful effort to dismantle ‘WireX,’ an extraordinary new crime machine comprising tens of thousands of hacked Android mobile devices that was used this mon
Publish At:2017-09-01 00:45 | Read:179 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Akamai Allison Nixon Android malware Chad Seaman DDoS

Did DDoS attacks cause the FCC net neutrality site to go down?

With any DDoS attack, the best way to investigate it is to review the logs. Due to the sensitivity of the information submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) net neutrality site, and the ability for IP addresses to potentially increase privacy risks for users submitting their opinions, the logs have not been publicly released for review. The
Publish At:2017-08-17 08:51 | Read:156 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

OpDomesticTerrorism – Anonymous takes down Charlottesville website after the incident

Anonymous launched the OpDomesticTerrorism and claimed responsibility for carrying out a DDoS attack on the website of Charlottesville city Virginia. The hacktivist collective Anonymous launched the OpDomesticTerrorism and claimed responsibility for carrying out a DDoS attack on the official website of Charlottesville city Virginia. The website went offline
Publish At:2017-08-14 18:00 | Read:186 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Hacktivism Anonymous Charlottesville i

Chinese Telecom DDoS Attack Breaks Record

A distributed denial of service siege spanning more than 11 days broke a DDoS record for the year, according to a report from Kaspersky Lab.DDoS attackers launched a 277-hour attack against a Chinese telecom company in the second quarter of 2017, registering a 131% hourly increase compared to the longest attack recorded earlier this year, according to a repo
Publish At:2017-08-03 01:10 | Read:225 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

DDoS attacks in Q2 2017

News Overview The second quarter of 2017 saw DDoS attacks being more and more frequently used as a tool for political struggle. The Qatar crisis was accompanied by an attack on the website of Al Jazeera, the largest news network in the area, Le Monde and Le Figaro websites were targeted in the heat of the presidential election in France, and in Great Britain
Publish At:2017-08-01 17:45 | Read:287 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Quarterly Malware Reports Botnets DDoS-attacks Inte

Hacker BestBuy pleads guilty to hijacking more than 900k Deutsche Telekom routers

The hacker BestBuy pleaded guilty in court on Friday to hijacking more than 900,000 routers from the network of Deutsche Telekom The notorious hacker BestBuy, also known as Popopret, pleaded guilty in court on Friday to hijacking more than 900,000 routers from the network of Deutsche Telekom. The 29-year-old man, whom name wasn’t revealed by authoritie
Publish At:2017-07-23 05:40 | Read:263 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking BestBuy botnet DDoS Deutsc

DDoS Tools availability Online, a worrisome trend

Experts warn of an increased availability of DDoS tools online, many wannabe hackers download and use them without awareness on consequences. As cyber crime reaches new levels with new malware & viruses being realized online on a daily basis it also becomes apparent that the increase in DDoS tools that require no apparent skills to use them, just providi
Publish At:2017-07-20 03:35 | Read:350 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Cybercrime DDoS undergroun

Ransomware is Not the Only Ransom Attack

So far in 2017, ransomware has been the star cyberattack, with two back-to-back incidents in recent months that were unprecedented in their size and scope. This malicious software encrypts files from computers and blocks them until a ransom is received, usually in the form of bitcoin, an untraceable virtual cryptocoin. The now famous Wannacry attack affected
Publish At:2017-07-19 00:30 | Read:223 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security DDoS doxware Ransomware

Skype down due to a DDoS cyberattack

Cyber-crime gang boasts of bringing down Skype on Twitter If you’ve had problems connecting to Skype recently it could well be the result of the latest attack launched by the ‘CyberTeam’ gang. This group of cyber-criminals have been boasting on Twitter, under the hashtag #SkypeDown, of crashing the Microsoft video chat platform. Skype down by CyberTeam Hell
Publish At:2017-06-20 15:10 | Read:628 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News cybersecurity DDoS DDOS

The Reigning King of IP Camera Botnets and its Challengers

Early this month we discussed a new Internet of Things (IoT) botnet called Persirai (detected by Trend Micro as ELF_PERSIRAI.A), which targets over 1000 Internet Protocol (IP) camera models. Currently, through Shodan and our own research, we see that 64% of tracked IP cameras with custom http servers are infected with Persirai. But, because these cameras are
Publish At:2017-06-08 23:35 | Read:763 | Comments:0 | Tags:Internet of Things DDoS IOT

Russia-linked hacker group APT28 continues to target Montenegro

Once again, Montenegro was targeted by the Russia-linked hacker group APT28, according to the experts it is just the beginning. On June 5 Montenegro officially joined NATO alliance despite the strong opposition from Russian Government that threatened to retaliate. Cybersecurity experts believe that a new wave of attacks from the cyberspace will hit the state
Publish At:2017-06-07 22:45 | Read:391 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking DDoS Information War

Majority of DDoS Attacks are Short, Low-Volume Bursts

DDoS attacks largely fall into the camp of short, low-volume sieges, but large-volume attacks are sharply on the rise, according to a study released today.Short, low-volume DDoS attacks still account for the majority of slam sessions against networks, but large-volume attacks posted a 55% spike in the first quarter over the previous quarter, according to a r
Publish At:2017-06-06 03:05 | Read:248 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

DDoS Attacks Fell 23% in First Quarter, Grew in Size

Although the number of DDoS attacks dropped in the first three months of the year, the average size of each attack grew, according to a Verisign report released Tuesday.DDoS attacks during the first quarter fell by 23%, but the average peak size ballooned by 26% to 14.1 Gbps compared with the previous quarter, according to the Verisign Q1 2017 DDoS Trends Re
Publish At:2017-05-25 07:50 | Read:375 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS


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