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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:384 | Comments:0 | Tags:DDoS reports Botnets Cybercrime DDoS-attacks Internet of Thi

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:682 | Comments:0 | Tags:DDoS reports Featured Botnets Cybercrime DDoS-attacks Intern

DDoS attacks in Q2 2020

News overview Not just one but two new DDoS amplification methods were discovered last quarter. In mid-May, Israeli researchers reported a new DNS server vulnerability that lurks in the DNS delegation process. The vulnerability exploitation scheme was dubbed “NXNSAttack”. The hacker sends to a legitimate recursive DNS server a request to several
Publish At:2020-08-10 06:01 | Read:1162 | Comments:0 | Tags:DDoS reports Featured Botnets Cybercrime DDoS-attacks Malwar

DDoS attacks in Q1 2020

News overview Since the beginning of 2020, due to the COVID-2019 pandemic, life has shifted almost entirely to the Web — people worldwide are now working, studying, shopping, and having fun online like never before. This is reflected in the goals of recent DDoS attacks, with the most targeted resources in Q1 being websites of medical organizations, delivery
Publish At:2020-05-18 12:12 | Read:1009 | Comments:0 | Tags:DDoS reports Featured Botnets DDoS-attacks Internet of Thing

DDoS attacks in Q4 2019

News overview In the past quarter, DDoS organizers continued to harness non-standard protocols for amplification attacks. In the wake of WS-Discovery, which we covered in the previous report, cybercriminals turned to Apple Remote Management Service (ARMS), part of the Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) application for remote administration. The first attacks using A
Publish At:2020-02-15 12:54 | Read:1346 | Comments:0 | Tags:DDoS reports Featured Botnets DDoS-attacks DNS Amplification

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:1894 | Comments:0 | Tags:DDoS reports Featured Botnets DDoS-attacks DNS Amplification

DDoS attacks in Q3 2017

News Overview In the third quarter of 2017, the trends of the preceding quarters continued to develop further. The number of DDoS attacks in China, the United States, South Korea and Russia increased, which were reflected in the statistics we gathered for botnets. A sharp surge in the number (more than 450 daily) and power (up to 15.8 million packets per sec
Publish At:2017-11-06 09:20 | Read:4663 | Comments:0 | Tags:DDoS reports Featured Botnets DDoS-attacks Internet of Thing