DDos News, Articles and Updates

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.

Ransomware, IoT combo lead SANS list of dangerous attack techniques

The development of crypto ransomware and IoT devices as a threat platform is among the top infosec problems discussed during the Seven Most Dangerous Attack Techniques panel at RSA 2017.

Hackers use Mirai code, blended tactics to launch DDoS attack in 2016

The release of the Mirai botnet source code late last summer set the stage for the series of massive DDoS attacks that took place during the closing months of 2016, a new report said.

Kaspersky: DDoS attacks growing stronger with unsecured IoT

Kaspersky researchers spotted a record setting 292 hour-long DDoS attack in Q4 2016, significantly beating the previous quarter's maximum attack.

What can we expect from DDoS attacks in 2017?

Dave Larson offers advice in terms of best practice for mitigation of DDoS attacks.

ICYMI: Symantec cert fraud; FSB arrest; Lloyds DDoS; Salary survey; Scada vulnerabilities

In Case You Missed It: Symantec illegal certs; Kaspersky employee arrest; Lloyds DdoS, SC 2017 salary survey; GE Scada vulnerabilities

53% of service providers are seeing over 21 DDoS attacks per month

More than half (53 percent) of service providers indicated they are seeing more than 21 DDoS attacks per month, up from 44 percent last year.

Barrett Lyon joins Neustar to head research and development

Barrett Lyon has been appointed as head of research and development of security solutions at Neustar.

DDoS attacks: here to stay

2016 was a year of record breaking DDoS attacks, SC's Roi Perez discusses why they are here to stay and what can we expect in 2017

South Korean authorities worry about DDoS attacks ahead of elections

A new report from a South Korean government agency, the country is at risk of DDoS attacks ahead of the country's possible election

100% increase in DDoS highlights growing scale of attacks across EMEA

A 100 percent increase in F5 DDoS customers was spotted in Q1 (October through December 2016), compared to the same period in 2015.

The role of GDPR and cyber-crime

Mark Flegg discusses how the GDPR rules and DDoS attacks go hand in hand.

Lloyds Banking Group reportedly hit with Denial of Service attack

Lloyd's was reportedly hit with a DDoS attack in mid January leaving customers unable to access online banking