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DDoS Ransom Attacks: What You Need to Know

A DDoS ransom attack occurs when a cyber-criminal tries to extort money from an organization by posing a threat to their web applications. The 11 biggest DDoS ransom cyber-attacks of 2020 resulted in the victim organizations spending nearly $144m to pay a ransom, investigate and rebuild their applications. Growth in sophisticated and diversified attack vecto
Publish At:2021-02-25 08:14 | Read:131 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

Ukraine: DDoS attacks on govt sites originated from Russia

The National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine is accusing threat actors located on Russia networks of performing DDoS attacks on Ukrainian government websites since February 18th.The National Coordination Center for Cybersecurity (NCCC) at the NSDC state that these DDoS attacks have been massive and have targeted government websites i
Publish At:2021-02-23 12:07 | Read:122 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security DDOS

Ukraine sites suffered massive attacks launched from Russian networks

Ukraine ‘s government accused unnamed Russian traffic networks as the source of massive attacks on Ukrainian security and defense websites. Today Ukraine accused unnamed Russian internet networks of massive attacks that targeted Ukrainian security and defense websites. The Ukrainian officials did not provide details about the attacks either the dama
Publish At:2021-02-22 20:12 | Read:120 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking botnet DDoS hacking news

Kaspersky: Decline in DDoS Attacks Linked to Surge in Cryptocurrency Value

DDoS attacks fell by almost a third (31%) in Q4 of 2020 compared to Q3, according to new figures from Kaspersky.The researchers believe this reduction is linked to the surge in cryptocurrency costs, with cyber-criminals increasingly turning their attention to cryptomining. Kaspersky statistics showed that while the number of cryptominers declined t
Publish At:2021-02-19 11:50 | Read:54 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

Ransomware and DDoS is on the Rise: Tips for Distance Learning in 2021

Ransomware and DDoS is on the Rise: Tips for Distance Learning in 2021 The holidays have come and gone, and students returned to the virtual classroom. But according to the FBI, cyberattacks are likely to disrupt online learning in the new year. As of December 2020, the FBI, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and MS-ISAC continue to rec
Publish At:2021-02-18 21:05 | Read:86 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices cybersecurity ransomware DDoS distan

DDoS attacks in Q4 2020

News overview Cybercriminals are constantly on the lookout for means and methods to make attacks more destructive. In Q4 2020, Citrix ADC (application delivery controller) devices became one such tool, when perpetrators abused their DTLS interface. The DTLS (Datagram Transport Layer Security) protocol is used to establish secure connections over UDP, through
Publish At:2021-02-16 07:55 | Read:126 | Comments:0 | Tags:DDoS reports Botnets Cybercrime DDoS-attacks Internet of Thi

DDoS attack takes down EXMO cryptocurrency exchange servers

The servers of British cryptocurrency exchange EXMO were taken offline temporarily after being targeted in a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack."We are currently experiencing a DDoS attack on our platform," the exchange said in a notification published earlier today."Please note that the EXMO exchange website is now under the DDoS attack. The server
Publish At:2021-02-15 16:55 | Read:109 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security DDOS

Android devices caught in Matryosh botnet

Researchers at Netlab have discovered a new botnet that re-uses the Mirai framework to pull vulnerable Android devices into DDoS attacks. The new botnet, which is called Matryosh, is named after the Russian nesting dolls because the encryption algorithm it uses, and the process of obtaining command and control (C2) are nested in layers. The botnet support
Publish At:2021-02-09 07:00 | Read:117 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news adb android debug bridge botnet ddos icmpe

Hackers abuse Plex Media servers for DDoS amplification attacks

Netscout experts warn of DDoS-for-hire services abusing Plex Media servers to bounce junk traffic and amplify DDoS attacks. Security researchers from Netscout discovered DDoS-for-hire services have found a way to abuse Plex Media servers to bounce junk traffic and amplify distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Plex Media Server is a pe
Publish At:2021-02-05 18:42 | Read:257 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking DDoS DDoS-for-hire service

Plex Media Server Abused for DDoS Attacks

Malicious actors have been abusing Plex Media Server to amplify distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, according to application and network performance management company Netscout.A popular personal media library and streaming solution, Plex Media Server can be used on Windows, macOS, and Linux systems, to stream content, including that from network-a
Publish At:2021-02-05 13:29 | Read:195 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime DDOS

Matryosh DDoS botnet targets Android-Based devices via ADB

Netlab researchers spotted a new Android malware, dubbed Matryosh, that is infecting devices to recruit them in a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) botnet. On January 25, 2021, researchers at 360 netlab detected a suspicious ELF file, initially attributed to Mirai, but that later revealed his nature, a new bot tracked as Matryosh. “On January
Publish At:2021-02-04 19:18 | Read:144 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Mobile Android Hacking hac

Plex Media servers actively abused to amplify DDoS attacks

Plex Media Server systems are actively being abused by DDoS-for-hire services as a UDP reflection/amplification vector in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.Plex Media Server provides users with a streaming system compatible with the Windows, macOS, Linux, and FreeBSD platforms, as well as network-attached storage (NAS) devices, Docker containers,
Publish At:2021-02-04 15:43 | Read:194 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security DDOS

RDP abused for DDoS attacks

We have talked about RDP many times before. It has been a popular target for brute force attacks for a long time, but attackers have now found a new way to abuse it. Remote access has become more important during the pandemic, with as many people as possible try to work from home. Which makes it all the more important to configure RDP services in a secure
Publish At:2021-01-29 13:36 | Read:224 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits and vulnerabilities ddos DDos attack netscout rdp r

DDoS Attacks Surge in 2020 Due to #COVID19

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks rose substantially last year following the digital shift brought about by COVID-19, according to figures released by NETSCOUT.The cybersecurity company’s ATLAS Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT) revealed it observed over 10 million attacks of this nature in 2020, which is around 1.6 million highe
Publish At:2021-01-27 06:08 | Read:286 | Comments:0 | Tags: DDOS

Several DDoS Attack Records Broken in 2020

Several companies that provide services for mitigating distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks reported seeing records being broken in 2020.In a report published on Tuesday, Akamai said it saw the largest global DDoS extortion campaign, more customers attacked than in any other previous year, the largest ever attack in terms of million packets per secon
Publish At:2021-01-26 11:41 | Read:237 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime Security Infrastructure Manag

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