Tag: DDos

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AWS mitigates largest DDoS attack ever at 2.3 Tbps

AWS mitigates largest DDoS attack ever at 2.3 Tbps

Amazon Web Services successfully mitigated a 2.3 Tbps DDoS attack in February this year. It is the largest DDoS attack ever performed. AWS published this data in its Q1 2020 threat report. The attack lasted a total of three days and was eventually mitigated by AWS Shield, a service designed to p... Read more

date4 years ago
New version of Mirai malware focuses on NAS devices

New version of Mirai malware focuses on NAS devices

A new variant of the Mirai malware focuses on a vulnerability in network attached storage (NAS) and uses that vulnerability to integrate the devices into an Internet of Things (IoT) botnet. The new version of the malware, named Mukashi, uses brute force attacks using different combinations of st... Read more

date4 years ago
Hackers use smart-control of buildings for DDoS attacks

Hackers use smart-control of buildings for DDoS attacks

A vulnerability that allows even 'inexperienced hackers with little expertise' to access the smart-control of some buildings and launch a DDoS attack from there. Because Nortek Security and Control (NSC) has failed to address a vulnerability that was identified almost a year ago, this has become a ... Read more

date4 years ago
Founder of DDoS security company confesses DDoS attacks

Founder of DDoS security company confesses DDoS attacks

The founder of a company specialising in counteracting and protecting against DDoS attacks has admitted in the US court that he has used services that carry out DDoS attacks. Three years ago, KrebsOnSecurity managed to get the client list of the popular DDoS service vDOS after the site was hacke... Read more

date4 years ago
Mira botnet now focuses on business IoT networks

Mira botnet now focuses on business IoT networks

The infamous botnet Mirai is back. A new variant of the botnet focuses on business IoT devices. In this way, Mirai collects a great deal of bandwidth in order to be able to carry out DDoS attacks. Mirai takes advantage of vulnerabilities that usually arise from unpatented software. A hacker who offe... Read more

date5 years ago
Google protects European political parties against DDoS attacks

Google protects European political parties against DDoS attacks

Following the European Parliament elections in May, Google is extending its DDoS protection service Project Shield to the European Union. The service is made available free of charge to political parties and organisations involved in election campaigns and the electoral process. Project Shield comes... Read more

date5 years ago
FBI and Dutch police take 15 DDoS providers offline

FBI and Dutch police take 15 DDoS providers offline

Together with the Dutch police, among others, the American intelligence service FBI has taken a total of fifteen websites offline. The sites allowed malicious parties to order DDoS attacks. To put an end to this, the domains have been taken offline. The FBI reported that yesterday. The U.S. intellig... Read more

date5 years ago

Bot family Chalubo carries out attacks on Linux systems

Sophos researchers have discovered the new DDoS botnet Chalubo, which targets poorly secured SSH servers. This is to gain remote access to Linux-based systems. The botnet uses malware such as Xor.DDoS and Mirai. The network was discovered at the beginning of September. Security researchers used a ho... Read more

date6 years ago
New DDoS botnet targeting arrows on Hadoop enterprise servers

New DDoS botnet targeting arrows on Hadoop enterprise servers

A NewSky Security researcher has discovered a new botnet that exploits unprotected Apache Hadoop servers. The network places bots on vulnerable servers to be used for DDoS attacks in the future. That's what ZDNet reports. The botnet initially consisted of a few command and control servers, states cy... Read more

date6 years ago
Hackers increasingly abuse public cloud services for DDoS attacks

Hackers increasingly abuse public cloud services for DDoS attacks

Hackers are increasingly abusing public cloud services to carry out DDoS attacks. More than a quarter of DDoS attacks take advantage of this. The most abused public cloud service is Microsoft Azure. The public cloud is increasingly being used by hackers to carry out DDoS attacks. A quarter of the cr... Read more

date6 years ago
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