Archive for the ‘DDoS’ Category

Akamai dealt with an 800Gbps ransom DDoS against a gambling company

CDN and cybersecurity firm Akamai warns of a worrying escalation in ransom DDoS attacks since the beginning of the year. The company recently mitigated three of the six biggest volumetric DDoS attacks it has ever dealt, two of which were ransom DDoS attacks. One of these two ransom DDoS attacks targeted a gambling company in […]

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Dirt Cheap DDoS for Hire, via D/TLS Amplification

A new way of sending powerful denial of service traffic emerged this week. Malefactors are now misusing servers that talk Datagram Transport Layer Security (D/TLS). Typified by Cisco’s Netscaler ADC product, before a patch was released in January, some D/TLS servers don’t check for forged requests. That allows scrotes to misuse these high-bandwidth servers to deny internet service […]

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Hackers abuse Plex Media servers for DDoS amplification attacks

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AWS said it mitigated a 2.3 Tbps DDoS attack, the largest ever | ZDNet

The previous record for the largest DDoS attack ever recorded was of 1.7 Tbps, recorded in March 2018. Source: AWS said it mitigated a 2.3 Tbps DDoS attack, the largest ever | ZDNet Was the US hit by a massive ‘DDoS attack’? What is DDOS? Is America Under a Foreign Cyber Attack?! Would like to […]

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