DDoS attacks changing from targeting IoT to VPS infrastructure
This new generation of botnets uses leaked API credentials or known exploits to enslave vulnerable and misconfigured Virtual Private Servers, allowing threat actors to build high-performance botnets that are up to 5,000 times stronger than their IoT-based counterparts.
According to Cloudflare, t... Read more
Italy warns organizations to brace for possible DDoS attacks
On Monday, Italy's Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) issued an urgent warning about the significant danger of cyberattacks against national entities.
DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) is the sort of cyberattack that the Italian firm refers to, which may not be utterly devastati... Read more
‘Record number of large-scale DDoS attacks on VoIP providers’
Cloudflare signalled a number of massive DDoS attacks in the past quarter. The attacks were mainly aimed at extorting VoIP providers. In addition, security experts note the arrival of a large botnet.
According to Cloudflare's Q3 DDoS Attack Trends report, the past quarter was dominated by large ... Read more
Businesses opt for SASE and Zero Trust approaches for remote work security
Businesses have enabled their employees to work remotely since the start of the pandemic. Attention is moving to protect them from the surging cybersecurity threats. Of all the different ways to solve the problem, many organizations opt for zero trust strategies and SASE.
The confirmation for th... Read more
Cloudflare detects a new type of DDoS, inspired by an acoustic beat
Someone has put a new spin on the good old DDoS attack. This new one is inspired by an acoustic beat, of all things. The attack was first spotted by the web infrastructure firm, Cloudflare. It comes as pulsating waves instead of bombarding a site in the old style.
This attack simulates the beat ... Read more
Security Report: Web app attacks are up 800% compared to 2019
All categories of attacks have increased as hackers adapt their tactics to the pandemic world.
CDNetworks, a leading CDN and cloud security provider, has released their State of the Web Security for H1 2020 Report. The Report describes a massive increase in cyber attacks in 2020 compared to 2019... Read more
DDoS attacks are increasingly becoming cheaper and easier to execute
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) is getting more sophisticated and intricate while becoming cheaper and easier to carry out. This trend is fuelled by the sheer amount of insecure internet-connected devices (specifically IoT products) that cybercriminals take advantage of.
DDoS attacks aren't... Read more
DDoS attacks are becoming more complex and frequent
A new report from the cybersecurity firm Netscout states that DDoS attacks have become more common and complex. The report, which looks into the effects of remote working on overall cybersecurity in the UK, said that cybercriminals have continued to innovate in their efforts.
The criminals are n... Read more
Number of DDoS attacks first quarter 2019 increased by 967 percent
The number of DDoS attacks increased by 967 percent in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year. These were attacks with a size of 100 Gbps and above, of which the largest was 587 Gbps. That's what Neustar's report says.
During a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attac... Read more