Two Ukrainian nationals were sentenced to five years in prison for launching powerful DDoS attacks on popular dating site Anastaciadate.com in 2015 after cyber-security experts provided clinching evidence of their involvement.
A newly discovered "kill switch" effectively counters the memcached vulnerability that led recently to massive DDoS attacks at specific targets including national security agencies, reports Corero Network Security.
DNS is inherently vulnerable. However, when correctly implemented with hardened appliances, securely managed, it can also be an organisation's best weapon in securing its networks.
Hackers from the hacktivist group Anonymous targeted websites run by Spain's Ministry of Public Works and Transport in support of the Catalan independence movement.
While the headline record breaking attack size goes up every year, the long tail of average attack size has also doubled in the past year to reach 50 Gps according to Neustar's fourth annual Worldwide DDoS Attacks and Cyber Insights Research Report. However, the increased average is partly put down multiple 500 Gbps+ attacks from IoT botnets, one of which exceeded 680 Gbps peak size.
Hackers use misconfigured LDAP servers - Connectionless Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (CLDAP) - to provide a means to launch DDoS attacks.
An unnamed University was attacked by some 5,000 campus devices from its vending machines to light sensors, "and all IOT devices" .
Annette Murphy explores how security professionals can prepare and protect their assets from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks
A new report from analytics firm Neustar has brought to light the amount of companies around the world who have suffered a DDoS attack, and how they are working to mitigate them.
Over the weekend, the source code of the Trojan which used huge numbers of IoT devices to form a botnet and attack the websites of security blogger Brian Krebs and European web hosting company OVH, with a DDoS attack was released online.
A Trojan named Linux.Mirai has been found to be carrying out DDoS attacks.
Just as Western governments are concerned about Chinese or Russian state hackers, the Kremlin worries that its government agencies are under increasing western attack, and is concerned about skill shortages in government.
Taking a break from its takeovers of CEOs' Twitter and Quora accounts, the hacking group OurMine turned its attention to Wikileaks, reportedly knocking its website offline with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.
Lizard Squad is best known for launching DDoS attacks against Microsoft Xbox Live and Sony PlayStation Network, and doing so 'for the lulz!' SC Magazine UK has been pondering whether the motivation actually matters?
An alarming 36 percent of businesses have yet to develop a cyber-attack response plan.
The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at Lizard Squad DDoS, Botnet growth, Qatar bank breached by facists, Hidden Open Source flaws, Ransomware surge.
Lizard Squad is back with a vengeance, according to an advisory from Action Fraud UK which is advising organisations to report the attacks, keep detailed records and seek help from their ISPs.
With the bombardment of DDoS attacks fairly consistent worldwide throughout 2015, it's no longer a matter of if or when attacks might happen, but how often and how long the attack will last.