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Evolving DDoS security toward self-defending networks

A new era of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks has arrived. In 2018 DDoS attacks broke the terabit barrier, and have become even more frequent and sophisticated (or vicious) as they now commonly combine several different attack techniques that vary — both in time and geographically — to maximize impact. Even the giants of…
Denial of Service attacks, ransomware
Ransomware, Security News

Intezer successfully shuts down QNAPCrypt ransomware campaigns

The security firm Intezer reported it had successfully shut down 15 active ransomware campaigns using the eCh0raix or QNAPCrypt variant with denial of service attacks. The Intezer, which identifies the malware as QNAPCrypt while Anomali dubbed it eCh0raix, DoS operation was a bit different from a normal DoS attack. Instead of bombarding the malicious actors…
Network Security, Security News

Cloudflare CEO blames massive CPU usage for outage

Cloudflare’s CEO is blaming a spike in CPU usage worldwide for the service outage on July 2 that knocked its own website along with many of its clients offline. Matthew Prince, CEO of the content delivery network, also tweeted that there is no evidence the outage was a result of an attack and he did…
Malware, Security News

Momentum botnet spotted in the wild

A new botnet dubbed Momentum has been found targeting Linux systems running on a variety of different processors and pushing a list of well-known backdoors with the goal of being able to launch DDoS attacks. Trend Micro reported Momentum has been found launching Mirai, Kaiten and Bashlite variants in a series of attacks that use…
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