DDoS News, Articles and Updates
Flashpoint confirmed some of the devices used in the Dyn DNS attacks which took down more than a dozen websites, including Twitter and Spotify, were DVRs.
Russian hackers are employing zero-day exploits to infect target networks, according to security researchers at ESET.
The East Coast was under siege on Friday morning from a large-scale distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) that brought down a number of prominent websites, including Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, GitHub, Amazon and Reddit.
Internet of Things (IoT) devices running on the open-source Linux OS are under attack from NyaDrop.
An Italian researcher who discovered a bug in IBM WebSphere and then worked with the company for two months on fixing the flaw, had his research censored by Big Blue.
Since the source code to the Mirai IoT botnet was publicly leaked, researchers at Imperva have uncovered evidence of several low-level DDoS attacks that were likely perpetrated by new users testing out this suddenly accessible tool.
A Trojan named Linux.Mirai has been found to be carrying out DDoS attacks.
An internet hosting company has been the subject of a distributed denial of service attacks the likes of which the world has never seen
Cybersecurity blog site KrebsOnSecurity was barraged Tuesday evening by an extraordinary DDoS attack boasting a bandwidth between 620 and 665 Gbps - one of the largest such attacks in history.
Two Israeli teenagers were arrested for their alleged part in the running of vDOS, a so-called booter service selling kits for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are on the up according to new research; and the UK is firmly in the crosshairs.
An Australian teen managed to avoid any jail time after pleading guilty to initiating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against the nation's largest bank, his school and the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network.
Many people may believe cat videos and Facebook updates comprise most of the world's internet traffic, but a study by Imperva Incapsula indicated that bots are responsible for almost half of all web traffic, most of that malicious.
Lizard Squad's LizardStresser botnet is being used by a growing number of threat actors as the botnet-du-jour for enslaving Internet of Things (IoT) devices for later use in DDoS attacks.
Lizard Squad is best known for launching DDoS attacks against Microsoft Xbox Live and Sony PlayStation Network, and doing so 'for the lulz!' SC Magazine UK has been pondering whether the motivation actually matters?
The security firm Staminus was knocked offline allegedly by a group calling itself FTA, which then began posting on the web data pulled from the company's servers.
Moonfruit took its customer websites out of service Monday for "up to 12 hours," after suffering a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack and being under threat of further cyber-attacks.
A recent survey has revealed that 48 percent of businesses believe they know both the identity and motivation of those behind DDoS attacks carried out against them, a large portion of which believed it was their competitors orchestrating the attacks.
The Salt Lake City School District was struck by a DDoS attack last Friday that brought down the district's website, phone system and online administrative tools.
Is the idea of putting a cash bounty on hackers an effective way to disrupt or stop DDoS attacks, or a vigilante action that takes time and money from the business of protecting networks?
In its new initiative, dubbed Project Galileo, CloudFlare will identity deserving websites and offer its DDoS protection services to them.
Hackers launched a DDoS attack against charity Operation Supply Drop, which sends video game care packages to soldiers.
Officials haven't confirmed a DDoS scheme, but noted the attackers hit the hospital's website with large attacks designed to overwhelm it with traffic.
Researchers observed 346 DDoS attacks in the final quarter of 2013 and attackers used Vega and Skipfish vulnerability scanners to exploit web flaws at financial companies.
According to an internet affairs agency in the country, the most intense segment of the attacks occurred early Sunday.
In this video, Ashley Stephenson, CEO at Corero Network Security, discusses the development of DDoS attacks, as well as how security professionals can grapple with the challenges the threat poses.
This month's news briefs cover recent headlining bits on the malware that struck South Korean companies, a new law requiring federal agencies to review IT equipment sourced from China, and more.
Sven Olaf Kamphuis, a man from the Netherlands with ties to Dutch web host CyberBunker, reportedly has been pegged as the suspect.
Although attacks on the financial sector get a majority of the headlines, disruptive threats in the retail industry have more than doubled in the last year.
The average size of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have weighed in at 20 percent higher so far this year than they did in 2012, according to statistics released Monday by security firm Arbor Networks.