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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

Honeypots and the Internet of Things

There were a number of incidents in 2016 that triggered increased interest in the security of so-called IoT or ‘smart’ devices. They included, among others, the record-breaking DDoS attacks against the French hosting provider OVH and the US DNS provider Dyn. These attacks are known to have been launched with the help of a massive botnet made up o
Publish At:2017-06-19 09:35 | Read:373 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Research Backdoor Botnets DDoS-attacks honeypot Int

DDOS attacks in Q1 2017

News Overview Thanks to IoT botnets, DDoS attacks have finally turned from something of a novelty into an everyday occurrence. According to the A10 Networks survey, this year the ‘DDoS of Things’ (DoT) has reached critical mass – in each attack, hundreds of thousands of devices connected to the Internet are being leveraged. The fight against this
Publish At:2017-05-13 11:15 | Read:727 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Quarterly Malware Reports Botnets DDoS-att

The cost of launching a DDoS attack

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is one of the most popular tools in the cybercriminal arsenal. The motives behind such attacks can vary – from cyber-hooliganism to extortion. There have been cases where criminal groups have threatened their victims with a DDoS attack unless the latter paid 5 bitcoins (more than $5,000). Often, a DDoS attack is
Publish At:2017-03-23 16:35 | Read:642 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Publications Botnets DDoS-attacks DDOS

DDoS attacks in Q4 2016

News Overview Without doubt, 2016 was the year of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) with major disruptions in terms of technology, attack scale and impact on our daily life. In fact, the year ended with massive DDoS attacks unseen before, leveraging Mirai botnet technology, whose first appearance was covered in our last DDoS Intelligence Report. Since th
Publish At:2017-02-02 20:35 | Read:1357 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Quarterly Malware Reports Botnets DDoS-att

Is Mirai Really as Black as It’s Being Painted?

The Mirai botnet, which is made up of IoT devices and which was involved in DDoS attacks whose scale broke all possible records, causing denial of service across an entire region, has been extensively covered by the mass media. Given that the botnet’s source code has been made publicly available and that the Internet of Things trend is on the rise, no
Publish At:2016-12-22 10:40 | Read:1777 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Research Botnets DDoS-attacks IoT

DDoS attack on the Russian banks: what the traffic data showed

From November 8 to 12, websites of some of the largest Russian banks fell victim to heavy DDoS attacks. Initially, it was no indication of anything unusual – all well-known banks get attacked from time to time – but further developments have evolved in the manner that allowed us to suggest a high level of organization in regards to the series of
Publish At:2016-11-24 13:10 | Read:1231 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Incidents DDoS-attacks Internet Banking DDOS

Kaspersky DDOS intelligence report for Q3 2016

Q3 events Cybercrime as a Service In the last few months the scale of the global ‘Cybercrime as a Service’ infrastructure has been revealed – fully commercialized, with DDoS as one of the most popular services capable of launching attacks the likes of which have never seen before in terms of volume and technological complexity. Against this back
Publish At:2016-11-12 08:35 | Read:1145 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Quarterly Malware Reports Botnets DDoS-att

Kaspersky DDoS Intelligence Report for Q1 2016

Q1 events We have selected the events from the first quarter of 2016 that, in our view, illustrate the main trends in the field of DDoS attacks and the tools used to perform them. A record-breaking reflection DDoS attack DDoS attacks using amplification/reflection techniques are still popular and allow cybercriminals to break their peak power records. From
Publish At:2016-04-28 07:20 | Read:1428 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Quarterly Malware Reports Botnets DDoS-att

BlackEnergy APT Attacks in Ukraine employ spearphishing with Word documents

Late last year, a wave of cyber-attacks hit several critical sectors in Ukraine. Widely discussed in the media, the attacks took advantage of known BlackEnergy Trojans as well as several new modules. BlackEnergy is a Trojan that was created by a hacker known as Cr4sh. In 2007, he reportedly stopped working on it and sold the source code for an estimated $700
Publish At:2016-01-28 17:05 | Read:1016 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Featured Research APT BlackEnergy DDoS-attacks Scada So

Kaspersky DDoS Intelligence Report for Q4 2015

Q4 events Of all the Q4 2015 events in the world of DDoS attacks and the tools used to launch them, we picked out those that, in our opinion, best illustrate the main trends behind the evolution of these threats. Emergence of new vectors for conducting reflection DDoS attacks; Increase in number of botnets composed of vulnerable IoT devices; Application-lev
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Kaspersky DDoS Intelligence Report Q3 2015

 Download PDF version Q3 events Of all the Q3 2015 events in the world of DDoS attacks and the tools used to launch them, we picked out those that, in our opinion, best illustrate the main trends behind the evolution of these threats. DDoS attacks targeting financial organizations for the purpose of extortion; new techniques to increase the intensity o
Publish At:2015-11-03 07:30 | Read:1676 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Quarterly Malware Reports Botnets DDoS-attacks DDOS

Kaspersky DDoS Intelligence Report Q2 2015

Kaspersky Lab has an acknowledged, long-standing expertise in counteracting DDoS attacks of different types, varying degrees of complexity and strength. This is combined with Kaspersky Lab’s real-time expert monitoring of botnet activities with the help of its DDoS Intelligence system (part of the solution Kaspersky DDoS Protection) and secures the com
Publish At:2015-08-04 15:26 | Read:1322 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Quarterly Malware Reports Botnets DDoS-attacks DDOS

Statistics on botnet-assisted DDoS attacks in Q1 2015

Statistics on botnet-assisted DDoS attacks in Q1 2015 [pdf] Methodology A DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack is one of the techniques mostly often used by cybercriminals. It is intended to reduce an information system, typically a website, to a state where it cannot be accessed by legitimate users. One popular DDoS scenario is a botnet-assisted att
Publish At:2015-05-29 07:15 | Read:2011 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Research Botnets DDoS-attacks DDOS

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