An Illinois man has been found guilty of running subscription-based distributed denial of service attacks that enabled customers to launch DDoS strikes of their own. He is now facing a statutory maximum sentence of 35 years in federal prison when sentenced in January 2022.
New Zealand's Computer Emergency Response Team says it is aware of ongoing distributed denial-of-service attacks that have disrupted services at several organizations in the country, including some financial institutions and the national postal service.
Scientists from the University of Maryland and the University of Colorado Boulder say they have discovered a new way that attackers could launch reflected denial-of-service amplification attacks over TCP by abusing middleboxes and censorship infrastructure.
The daily peak of DDoS attack traffic increased 100% from January 2020 to May 2021, reaching 3 Tbps, with most of the high-bandwidth, high-intensity attacks originating from fewer than 50 hosting companies, Nokia Deepfield reports.
Traditional ransomware attacks may have taken over the news, but Proofpoint researchers say the malicious actors who presents themselves as the North Korean-backed Lazarus advanced persistent threat group have revamped their distributed denial-of-service ransom extortion strategy and rebranded.
Enterprises constantly add new services, provide access to third parties, undergo digital transformation resulting in their networks becoming vulnerable to DDoS attacks as these changes create ongoing new and undetected DDoS attack surface risks. The only way to fully protect any network is to simulate DDoS attacks...
Security researchers have uncovered a flaw dubbed TsuNAME in DNS resolver software that attackers could used to carry out distributed denial-of-service attacks against authoritative DNS servers. Google and Cisco have resolved the issue in their DNS servers.
The websites of about 200 public and private entities in Belgium were knocked fully or partially offline Tuesday by a distributed denial-of-service attack against the publicly funded internet service provider Belnet.
To stop the DDoS mayhem, companies continue to invest heavily in deploying the most advanced hybrid mitigation solutions; however, attackers still manage to bypass them and create business disruptions.
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Financial Institutions have long been a target for cyber criminals. But with most financial transactions now executed online and with DDoS attacks increasing in volume and intensity, there is a huge and growing potential for disruption in this sector.
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Forescout Research Labs and the Israeli security firm JSOF have found nine Domain Name System vulnerabilities affecting four TCP/IP stacks that, if exploited, could lead to remote code execution or denial-of-service attacks - potentially on millions of devices.
DDoS, one of the oldest types of cyberthreats, continues to pose major security risks for virtually every type of enterprise — small and large alike. And while some organizations might believe they’re a low-risk target, the growing reliance on internet connectivity to power business-critical applications leaves...
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