DDos News, Articles and Updates

Increased dark web interest in hacking the leisure and gaming industries.

Given the volumes of cash swashing around, it's no surprise that leisure and gaming industries have become a target for cyber-crime; new reports suggest there is growing interest on the Dark Web in attacks on the gaming industry.

DDoS attacks have doubled in six months, up 91% on first quarter

IoT devices in the dock as DDoS stages a resurgence, but stealth and sophistication also on the rise.

Attack of the cyber-bees: self-learning hivenets to replace botnets in 2018

Highly destructive, self-learning 'swarmbots' driven by hivenets will be the threat trend for next year said Fortinet global security strategist, Derek Manky, speaking at the vendors International Media Conference in Nice this week.

Updated with response: Brother printers & devices vulnerable to DoS attack

Trustwave researchers revealed a vulnerability in Brother consumer and business printers and multi-function devices that can allow a denial of service attack. Brother UK responds.

Bring technologists quickly into leadership positions says ex GCHQ head

News Feature: Interview with ex-GCHQ director Robert Hannigan CMG; tech leaders on the board; terrorists to achieve ability to wreak cyber-chaos in 5 years; DDoS as smokescreen/DDoS Awareness Day; active cyber-defence.

Android malware on Google Play grows botnets, launches DDoS attacks

The Sockbot malware has made its way into at least eight Apps in the Google Play Store with the intent of adding devices to botnets and performing DDoS attacks.

DDoS attacks delay trains, halt transportation services in Sweden

A series of distributed of denial of service attacks aimed at Sweden's transportation services caused train delays and disrupted over travel service earlier this week.

Despite increased spend, why doesn't DDoS mitigation always work?

Newly published research suggests that while there has been a marked increase in spending to mitigate against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, organisations are still falling victim.

The Undeniable Threat

According to Darren Anstee, the Internet of Things (IoT) brings many capabilities both good and bad - but from a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) perspective it has provided attackers with a new, highly numerous population of devices to compromise.

Hackers threaten South Korean banks with DDoS attacks

KB Kookmin Bank, Shinhan Bank, Woori Bank, KEB Hana Bank, NH Bank and two other South Korean banks were reportedly threatened with DDoS attacks last week.

Bigger & smaller - DDoS threats here to stay with conflicting trends

The noise created by distributed denial of service attacks is higher than ever - with vendors and attackers complicating the picture - but what do enterprises need to worry about?

Wimax routers found to contain backdoors allowing authentication bypass

Old Wimax routers have been found to contain backdoors and could enable hackers to bypass authentication researchers have now disclosed, aiding use for DDoS attacks.

DDoS attacks shorter and more frequent: 80% now take less than an hour

During Q1 2017, a reduction in average DDoS attack duration was witnessed, thanks to the prevalence of botnet-for-hire services that commonly used short, low-volume bursts.

Financial services sector most attacked in 2016

IBM's X-Force Research Team has found that cyber-criminals follow Willie Sutton's old-school, analog advice on why to rob banks because "that is where the money is."

Hajime malware now has 300,000 strong botnet at disposal say researchers

The Hajime malware has recruited 300,000 IoT devices to its botnet, but researchers are still baffled as to what the botnet 's purpose may be.

ICYMI: Skype bug; Nomx slammed; Linus law down; Locky lives; LDAP DDoS

In Case You Missed It: Skype flaw Spyke; Nomx claims nixed; Linux law refuted? Locky's return; LDAP DDoS vector

More than 400 DDos attacks identified using new attack vector - LDAP

Hackers use misconfigured LDAP servers - Connectionless Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (CLDAP) - to provide a means to launch DDoS attacks.

Titanium Stresser DDoS malware creator Alan Mudd sentenced to two years

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.

Asian Interpol operation finds nearly 270 compromised websites

Authorities from seven Southeast Asian nations recently collaborated on an operation that exposed regional threats including malware, ransomware, DDoS attacks, and spam campaigns.

Indictment draws near for two teenage Israeli cyber-criminals

Itay Huri and another suspected Israeli hacker, whose name has not been released, allegedly earned hundreds of thousands of dollars by selling their software to clients around the world.

Attackers attempting to fabricate relationship between Russian bank and Trump

Alfa Bank has engaged the US based cyber-forensics firm Stroz Friedberg to investigate these new attacks.

The evolution of DDoS defence for service providers

Sean Newman explores the latest DDoS threats and offers advice for service providers looking to defend them.

Trend Micro details new IoT DDoS threat

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.

ICYMI: MySQL ransom; Font scam; UK strategy; White Hat; Luxb'g DDoS'd

In case you missed it: MySQL dBs ransomed; Chome font scam; UK digital strategy; White Hat careers; Luxembourg DDoS'd

Luxembourg government servers forced offline by DDoS attack

Sources unknown bring down state infrastructure.

Could you hack into a car? If so, a cyber-security career awaits!

30 of the UK's best cyber-security enthusiasts battle to protect connected-car company from cyber-attack, reflective of the 2016 Mirai DDoS IoT Botnet attack.

ICYMI: Uni-DDoS; AI detection; Dentists hit; Nuke strategy, NCSC opens

In Case You Missed It: Uni self-DDoSed; AI beats signature detection; Health sector targeted?; New UK nuclear cyber-strategy; NCSC officially opened.