Cloudflare signals DDoS record: 201 million requests per second
According to figures from Cloudflare, a new DDoS record has been set, with a whopping 201 million requests per second.
Cloudflare observes that the third quarter saw more high-volume HTTP DDoS attacks than ever before. These types of attacks generate high volumes of pointless traffic or spurious... Read more
Bots are responsible for half of all internet traffic
Bots are responsible for 50 percent of global internet traffic, according to research by Barracuda Networks. Three out of five of these are classified as bad bots, which are intended for nefarious purposes such as DDoS attacks and data theft.
Overall, then, bad bots account for 30 percent of int... Read more
Cloudflare, Google, Microsoft and Amazon report heaviest DDoS attacks ever
Cloudflare, Google, Microsoft and Amazon all suffered DDoS Layer 7 attacks in the past month. The attacks were enormously powerful due to a zero-day vulnerability in the HTTP/2 protocol.
Hackers managed to exploit a vulnerability in the HTTP/2 protocol to start DDoS attacks. Cloudflare, Google,... Read more
Microsoft GitHub involved in DDoS attack on open source library
Servers of the project GMP suffered a DDoS attack from an odd attacker last month. In fact, investigations revealed that hundreds of Microsoft servers were involved in the attack. According to the GMP project, GitHub's architecture provides a quick pass to such attacks, Microsoft shifts the blame. ... Read more
European Parliament hacked after vote to designate Russia as a sponsor of terrorism
Shortly after they voted to designate Russia as a state-sponsor of terrorism, the European Parliament's website went down.
The European Parliament website was taken offline for several hours on Wednesday by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The attack came shortly after the MEPs vot... Read more
Microsoft Azure offers DDoS protection for SMBs
Microsoft released a public preview of DDoS IP Protection. The Azure service was designed to protect SMBs from DDoS attacks.
According to Microsoft, DDoS attacks are a growing threat to SMEs. Research by Cloudflare suggests that the number of application layer DDoS attacks increased as much as 1... Read more
Cloudflare launches Zero Trust SIM, endpoint security for smartphones
Cloudflare introduced Zero Trust SIM, an upcoming solution that runs on eSIM cards to secure all smartphone traffic.
There are numerous smartphone security solutions available in today's market. Agents are a common approach, wherein a vendor deploys a software program on a smartphone to monitor... Read more
Google uncovers alliance between Russia’s military and hacktivists
Google's Mandiant unit discovered proof that Russia's military intelligence agency is working with three pro-Russian hacktivist groups. The Wall Street Journal broke the news on Friday.
Google acquired Mandiant in a $5.4 billion deal that concluded earlier this month. The organization offers cy... Read more
Akamai stops record-breaking DDoS attack on EU client
A new distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack beat Akamai's previous record set in July.
According to Akamai, the attack appears to have originated from the same threat actor as July's record-breaking attack, implying that the operators are in further boosting their swarm. Akamai is a cyber... Read more
Google claims it blocked the largest DDoS attack ever
Google claims to have blocked the largest DDoS attack ever. During the attack, the number of HTTPS requests peaked at 46 million per second. The Meris botnet was likely behind the attack.
According to Google, this was the largest Layer 7 DDoS attack ever. The attack was aimed at disrupting the I... Read more