Archive for the ‘DDoS’ Category

Pro-Ukraine attackers compromise Docker images to launch DDoS attacks on Russian sites

Pro-Ukraine hackers are using Docker images to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against a dozen Russian and Belarusian websites. Pro-Ukraine hackers, likely linked to Ukraine IT Army, are using Docker images to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against a dozen websites belonging to government, military, and media. The DDoS attacks also targeted three Lithuanian media websites. The attacks were monitored by cybersecurity […]

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CloudFlare blocked a record HTTPs DDoS attack peaking at 15 rps

Cloudflare has mitigated a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that peaked at 15.3 million request-per-second (RPS). Cloudflare announced to have mitigated a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that peaked at 15.3 million request-per-second (RPS), which is one of the largest HTTPS DDoS attacks blocked by the company. The company blocked the attack earlier this month, the experts […]

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Compromised WordPress sites launch DDoS on Ukrainian websites

Threat actors compromised WordPress sites to deploy a script that was used to launch DDoS attacks, when they are visited, on Ukrainian websites. MalwareHunterTeam researchers discovered the malicious script on a compromised WordPress site, when the users were visiting the website the script launched a DDoS attack against ten Ukrainian sites. The JavaScript was designed […]

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Why DDoS is still a major attack vector and how to protect against it

What is a DDoS attack? Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks aren’t new cyberattack vectors; They go all the way back to the early 1970s when modern commercial and enterprise networks emerged. DDoS is a cyberattack in which the adversary seeks to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users by temporarily […]

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Cloudflare mitigated 2 Tbps DDoS attack, the largest attack it has seen to date

Cloudflare, Inc. is an American web infrastructure and website security company that provides content delivery network and DDoS mitigation services. The company announced to have mitigated a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that peaked just below 2 terabytes per second (Tbps), which is the largest attack Cloudflare has seen to date. The attack was launched by a Mirai botnet variant composed of 15,000 […]

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Great Firewall Ready to Unleash ‘Gigantic’ DDoS—so are Other Middleboxes

Researchers have disclosed a nasty new way for bad people to mess up the internet for the rest of us. They’ve found a fantastically powerful reflective-amplification attack technique that could easily be used for distributed denial of service (DDoS). You’ll be pleased to know the researchers haven’t wasted their time dreaming up a fancy name or a […]

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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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