DDoS News, Articles and Updates
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.
Referencing the Boston bombings as terrorism prompted an unprecedented manhunt for the suspects that included a citywide lockdown. What would a similar scene have looked like on the internet?
Wells Fargo's online banking website was allegedly struck by a cyber attack on Tuesday, temporarily limiting service for its customers.
Spam-fighting nonprofit Spamhaus says the DDoS attacks began more than a week ago.
Cyber war is not as common as the mainstream news cycle would have us believe, but its definition is not as cut-and-dry either. Just because nothing is blowing up doesn't mean it isn't happening. It's all about the context.
A hacktivist group said Tuesday it has suspended its online barrage against dozens of U.S. banks after one of the highest-viewed YouTube videos of "Innocence of Muslims" came down.
Attorneys and prosecutors are scheduled to meet next week in San Jose, Calif. to discuss the cases against the so-called "PayPal 14," accused of participating in DDoS attacks against PayPal.
DDoS attacks against financial institutions in the U.S. may continue unless an anti-Muslim film is pulled offline, hacktivists allege. But a New York Times report said Iran is actually behind the bank website disruptions.
SC Magazine Articles
- Yahoo breach; State-sponsored actors suspected, at least 500 million accounts affected
- Cybercriminals already able to hack ATM biometric readers
- 185M incidents bypassed perimeter defenses - report
- OVH suffers massive 1.1Tbps DDoS attack
- IoT assault, connected devices increasingly used for DDoS attacks
- Microsoft Office 365 hit with massive Cerber ransomware attack, report
- CEO sacked after aircraft company grounded by whaling attack
- DōTERRA breach exposes customer info; including SS, DOB, and addresses
- UPDATE: Petya ransomware leverages Dropbox and overwrites hard drives
- Some U.S. Bancorp workers' W-2 info exposed in ADP data breach
- Boards taking more cyber seriously, driven by regulatory requirements, report finds
- Curtain closes on Ransomware Encryptor RaaS, but with master key
- BIND update fixes high-severity flaw affecting ICS, as CERT releases update to CSET tool
- ISACA programme aims to attract more women into technology professions
- End-of-support devices on networks weakening cyberdefenses, report