A cybercriminal group identifying itself as Phantom Squad has launched an email-based extortion campaign against thousands of businesses, threatening to debilitate their websites with a DDoS attack on Sept. 30 if they do not pay a ransom of .2 bitcoins.
The online poker site America's Cardroom was hit earlier this week with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack timed to disrupt a major tournament prompting the company CEO to consider putting a 10-bitcoin bounty out to discover if the attack was launched by a competitor.
Security researchers from at least seven major companies collaborated this month to subdue a DDoS botnet composed of compromised Android devices operating in more than 100 different countries.
Games company Blizzard Entertainment has reported that a DDoS attack has hit its game servers for World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone and other titles.
The Armada Collective hacking group has issued a $315,000 ransom demand to seven South Korean banks, after threatening to launch distributed denial of service attacks against each of their organizations.
Final Fantasy XIV players have been experiencing DDoS attacks from "an anonymous third party" targeting the game's North American data center.
The DHS and FBI on Tuesday jointly released a technical alert detailing IP addresses, infrastructure and tools used by Hidden Cobra, a North Korean advanced persistent threat group better known as the Lazarus Group.
Despite detecting an increase in large DDoS attacks in Q1, Corero Network Security has reported that the greatest DDoS threat currently comes from smaller attacks designed to either hide other malicious activities or set the stage for future malicious actions.
The Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian power grids have all been targeted by Russia undergoing a series of limited Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) over the last few years that may be probing for weaknesses.
The Federal Communications Commission blamed a website slowdown to DDoS attacks not a charge of protests led by "Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver.
Alan Mudd was sentenced to two years in a young offender's institution by a UK court for creating, selling and using Distributed Denial of Service malware.
Investigators from seven Southeast Asian nations collaborated on a joint Interpol operation that identified approximately 8,800 C2 servers in eight countries and nearly 270 compromised websites, including government portals.
Bad actors have been leveraging a disclosed remote code execution exploit in Apache Struts 2 to launch an evolving array of malicious campaigns, including Cerber ransomware attacks, against machines that still use unpatched versions of the software.
Trend Micro is reporting a new threat to Linux-based Internet of Things devices that is specifically able to exploit a specific vulnerability in surveillance cameras made by AVTech.
A new survey shows that just 3 percent of IT security professionals believe their organization has the technology in place to deal with the most common cyber problems that they face.
The release of the Mirai botnet source code late last summer set the stage for the series of massive DDoS attacks that took place during the closing months of 2016, a new report said.
SQL Slammer, a fast-moving worm that generated a wave of distributed denial of service attacks in 2013, mysteriously resumed high levels of activity in late 2016 after more than a decade of dormancy.
A new report from a South Korean government agency, the country is at risk of DDoS attacks ahead of the country's possible election
A 100 percent increase in F5 DDoS customers was spotted in Q1 (October through December 2016), compared to the same period in 2015.
The Leet Botnet may have wrested the 2016 crown as most powerful distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack from Mirai with a 650 Gigabit per second (Gbps) attack launched early last week.
Millions of gamers were spared any downtime over Christmas as pre-holiday threats by LizardSquad, PhantomSquad and R.I.U. Star Patrol to take down PlayStation Network and Xbox Live proved hollow.
International authorities last week arrested 34 individuals - mostly adults under 20 years old - who allegedly were using distributed denial of service (DDoS) tools to flood targets with malicious traffic, Europol announced on Monday.
Like a malevolent customer loyalty program, a Turkish cybercriminal operation is recruiting volunteers to participate in distributed denial of service campaigns by offering them rewards in exchange for their network bandwidth.
The European Commission was the victim of a DDoS attack this afternoon that blocked internet connectivity on-and-off for several hours.