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DDoS: An Underestimated Threat

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have become more common, more powerful, and more useful to attackers. Here's how to fight back. On the flip side of the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, the quest for increased connectivity and bandwidth (think 5G) and skyrocketing cloud adoption, IT is increasingly being weaponized to unleash cy
Publish At:2019-11-26 22:10 | Read:228 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

DDoS-for-Hire Boss Gets 13 Months Jail Time

A 21-year-old Illinois man was sentenced last week to 13 months in prison for running multiple DDoS-for-hire services that launched millions of attacks over several years. This individual’s sentencing comes more than five years after KrebsOnSecurity interviewed both the defendant and his father and urged the latter to take a more active interest in his
Publish At:2019-11-20 09:40 | Read:267 | Comments:0 | Tags:DDoS-for-Hire Ne'er-Do-Well News Andrew Quez Brian Martinez

DDoS Attacks Up Sharply in Third Quarter of 2019

DDoS attacks of all sorts were up by triple-digit percentages, with smaller volume attacks growing most rapidly.DDoS attacks large and small are rapidly growing in frequency, with 241% more attacks launched in the third quarter of 2019 than were seen in the third quarter of 2018. The growth was especially large in smaller attacks — those under 5 gigabi
Publish At:2019-11-19 22:10 | Read:209 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

DDoS-for-Hire Service Admin Gets 13 Months in Prison

An Illinois man was sentenced to 13 months in prison for his role as administrator of stresser services that launched millions of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.The man, Sergiy P. Usatyuk, 21, of Orland Park, Illinois, pled guilty earlier this year to owning, administering, and supporting booter services and booter-related websites between Augu
Publish At:2019-11-18 22:15 | Read:260 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime DDOS

Illegal Booter Connected with DDoSes Sentenced to Prison, Fine

The Illinois-based man operated a criminal service that launched millions of DDoS attacks and brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars.Sergiy P. Usatyuk, a 21-year-old resident of Orland Park, Ill., has been sentenced to 13 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in running illegal booter services responsible for mill
Publish At:2019-11-15 22:10 | Read:213 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

Labour Party DDoS Cyber Attacks

It was just a matter of time before cyberattacks were catapulted into the forefront of the UK 2019 General Election campaign, with two cyber-attacks reported by the Labour Party in two days.Its was reported the Labour Party was targeted by two separate Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Labour has not publically disclosed which digital systems wer
Publish At:2019-11-13 09:25 | Read:124 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

DDoS Attack Targets UK Labour Party Weeks Ahead of Election

Cybercriminals tried to take the Labour Party's digital platforms offline weeks before the election on December 12.The UK's Labour Party has confirmed a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack targeted its Web services weeks ahead of a national election on December 12, party and security officials report.Adversaries overwhelmed Labour's digital platforms
Publish At:2019-11-12 22:11 | Read:221 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

DDoS attacks in Q3 2019

News overview This past quarter we observed a new DDoS attack that confirmed our earlier hypothesis regarding attacks through the Memcached protocol. As we surmised, the attackers attempted to use another, rather exotic protocol to amplify DDoS attacks. Experts at Akamai Technologies recently registered an attack on one of their clients that was carried out
Publish At:2019-11-12 01:05 | Read:154 | Comments:0 | Tags:DDoS reports Featured Botnets DDoS-attacks DNS Amplification

Eight-Hour DDoS Attack Struck AWS Customers

Google Cloud Platform suffered issues around the same time as Amazon Web Services but claims they were not caused by DDoS.A significant distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack lasting approximately eight hours affected Amazon Web Services yesterday, knocking its S3 service and other services offline between 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. PDT.The attack struck
Publish At:2019-10-24 22:10 | Read:157 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

DDoS Attack Hits Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers experienced service interruptions yesterday as the company struggled to fight off a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.As part of such an assault, attackers attempt to flood the target with traffic, which would eventually result in the service being unreachable.While customers were complaining of their inability t
Publish At:2019-10-24 10:15 | Read:191 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response Cloud

AWS Left Reeling After Eight-Hour DDoS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers were hit by severe outages yesterday after an apparent DDoS attack took S3 and other services offline for up to eight hours.The attack hit the cloud giant’s Router 53 DNS web service, which had a knock-on effect on other services including Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), Relational Database Service (RDS) and Elastic Co
Publish At:2019-10-24 07:40 | Read:227 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

Europol: Ransomware remains top threat in IOCTA report

The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, or Europol, just released its annual Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) report for the year. And we weren’t surprised to find that ransomware, despite its palpable decline in volume these past few months—a trend we’ve also seen and documented—remains the most prominent threat in terms
Publish At:2019-10-14 23:20 | Read:260 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness bec Business Email Compromise child sexual exploit

German Cops Raid “Cyberbunker 2.0,” Arrest 7 in Child Porn, Dark Web Market Sting

German authorities said Friday they’d arrested seven people and were investigating six more in connection with the raid of a Dark Web hosting operation that allegedly supported multiple child porn, cybercrime and drug markets with hundreds of servers buried inside a heavily fortified military bunker. Incredibly, for at least two of the men accused in t
Publish At:2019-09-28 21:40 | Read:447 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ne'er-Do-Well News CB3ROB Cyberbunker DDoS Disaster-Proof So

Blocking DDoS Attacks Using Automation

Guest article by Adrian Taylor, Regional Vice President at A10 NetworksDDoS attacks can be catastrophic, but the right knowledge and tactics can drastically improve your chances of successfully mitigating attacks. In this article, we’ll explore the five ways, listed below, that automation can significantly improve response times during a DDoS attack whi
Publish At:2019-09-19 22:50 | Read:186 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

MMD-0052-2016 - Overview of "SkidDDoS" ELF++ IRC Botnet

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Publish At:2019-09-19 17:50 | Read:180 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

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