The adversaries who have been abusing exposed memcached servers to launch amplified distributed denial of service attacks have been including a ransom note amidst their flood of malicious packets, according to researchers.
First in-the-wild DDOS IPV6 attack hits servers, with portents of more to come. The DNS dictionary attack originated from around 1,900 different native IPv6 hosts, on more than 650 different networks.
The network hosting the role-playing video game Final Fantasy XIV experienced significant disruptions for three hours on 5 February as the result of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.
DDoS attacks plotted over the last year have stepped back from the headline-grabbing events of 2016, but have become more stealthy and intelligent, according to a new report.
Unlike Mirai, the IoTroop bot exploits nine core vulnerabilities as it spreads, and already, experts say those responsible for the bot - who remain unknown - have added more than 100 features to it.
At least four Western think tanks and two non-government organisations were targeted in Chinese cyber- espionage activities this past October and November, according to a new report from CrowdStrike.
On Saturday the UK National Lottery's website was down - just as those players who stake online, rather than in retailers, were trying to pick their numbers and part with their cash - thanks to a DDoS attack.
Stephen Holmes, suggests use of blockchain to thwart DDoS attacks, noting its collective computing power would require multiple nodes across multiple institutions to be attacked to overwhelm the full system.
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Cloudflare protection notification appears on website before homepage, which would appear to indicate that the Trump hotel chain's website is under DDoS attack.
In 2016 impersonator bots were responsible for 24.3 percent of all traffic on Imperva's network. The "textbook" impersonator bot which stole many headlines is, of course, the Mirai botnet.
A recent court case demonstrates that with the ease of access to cyber-weapons, it's not just the big guys who need to worry about cyber espionage and sabotage, writes Chris Allen.
The European Commission was the victim of a DDoS attack this afternoon that blocked internet connectivity on-and-off for several hours.
Duncan Hughes explains the best methods to use to effectively protect businesses and ensure networks can stand up to a DDoS attack
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A fundamental fault in the SSL handshake could allow hackers to use subvert MacOS and iOS devices and recruit them into a DDoS attack.
DDoS attacks using IOT botnets take down parts of the internet delivering Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, GitHub, Amazon and Reddit among others.
Outage at DNS provider Dyn leads to multi-site blackout
DDoS mitigation giant Akamai have made the strategic decision to remove Brian Kreb's website from their servers from a huge record-breaking DDoS attack of 626Gbps, now OVH is reporting of a 1100Gbps DDoS.
Networking and telecomms specialists Level 3 have discovered a botnet of 120,000 devices in the course of conducting DDoS research.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are on the up according to new research; and the UK is firmly in the crosshairs.
Bots are essentially the worker bees of the web, used to power search engines such as Google, Bing and DuckDuckGo.
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Cloud-based video surveillance company Cloudview has published new research showing that, while the majority of CCTV systems may protect an organisation's physical assets, they provide an open door to cyber attackers.
Roses are red, violets are blue, if you don't pay ransom, there'll be no flowers for you - florists hit by cyber- criminals in run up to Valentine's day.
High profile attacks backed by ever-growing firepower are pointing to an arms race in DDoS attacks. Are we heading for a doomsday scenario?