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Tag: DDoS


Cyber-crime, Malware

Mystery miscreant remotely bricked 600,000 SOHO routers with malicious firmware update

May 31, 2024

Via: The Register

Unknown miscreants broke into more than 600,000 routers belonging to a single ISP late last year and deployed malware on the devices before totally disabling them, according to security researchers. The cyber attack, which wasn’t reported at the time, took […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Multi-day DDoS storm batters Internet Archive

May 29, 2024

Via: The Register

The Internet Archive has been under a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack since Sunday, and is trying to keep services going. While the San Francisco institution has assured users that its collections and web archives are safe — that’s the good news […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

NKabuse backdoor harnesses blockchain brawn to hit several architectures

December 15, 2023

Via: The Register

Incident responders say they’ve found a new type of multi-platform malware abusing the New Kind of Network (NKN) protocol. Dubbed “NKAbuse” by the researchers, the Go-based backdoor offers criminal attackers a range of possibilities, including being able to DDoS or […]


Network security, Security

The SANS Holiday Hack Challenge is back!

December 14, 2023

Via: The Register

Whether you are considering a career in cyber security or you already work in the industry, the 2023 SANS Holiday Hack Challenge is a great way of combining festive fun and learning. Who knows, the skills you acquire this holiday […]


Network security, Security

A CISO’s View: Top 4 Cybersecurity Issues for 2024

December 7, 2023

Via: SecureWorld

As the year comes to an end, it’s time to look into the crystal ball. Here is my list of the top four cyber security issues for 2024. Generative AI For cyber defenders, AI will increasingly be used to identify […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

The largest Russian bank Sberbank hit by a massive DDoS attack

November 9, 2023

Via: Security Affairs

Sberbank , the Russian banking and financial services giant, announced that it was recently hit by a record-breaking distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that reached 1 million RPS. After the invasion of Ukraine, most Russian organizations and international companies […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

“Mysterious Team Bangladesh” Targeting India with DDoS Attacks and Data Breaches

August 3, 2023

Via: The Hacker News

A hacktivist group known as Mysterious Team Bangladesh has been linked to over 750 distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and 78 website defacements since June 2022. “The group most frequently attacks logistics, government, and financial sector organizations in India and Israel,” […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Hackers Target Apache Tomcat Servers for Mirai Botnet and Crypto Mining

July 27, 2023

Via: The Hacker News

Misconfigured and poorly secured Apache Tomcat servers are being targeted as part of a new campaign designed to deliver the Mirai botnet malware and cryptocurrency miners. The findings come courtesy of Aqua, which detected more than 800 attacks against its […]


Network security, Security

Go Beyond the Headlines for Deeper Dives into the Cybercriminal Underground

July 18, 2023

Via: The Hacker News

Stolen ChatGPT credentials flood dark web markets# Over the past year, 100,000 stolen credentials for ChatGPT were advertised on underground sites, being sold for as little as $5 on dark web marketplaces in addition to being offered for free. Stolen […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

New Condi Malware Hijacking TP-Link Wi-Fi Routers for DDoS Botnet Attacks

June 21, 2023

Via: The Hacker News

A new malware called Condi has been observed exploiting a security vulnerability in TP-Link Archer AX21 (AX1800) Wi-Fi routers to rope the devices into a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) botnet. Fortinet FortiGuard Labs said the campaign has ramped up since the […]


Network security, Security

Cyber threats to EU transport sector sends urgent call for enhanced cybersecurity

March 23, 2023

Via: Help Net Security

Between January 2021 and October 2022, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) analyzed and mapped the cyber threats faced by the transport sector, identifying prime threats, analyzing incidents, assessing threat actors, analyzing their motivations, and introducing major trends for each […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

New ShellBot DDoS Malware Variants Targeting Poorly Managed Linux Servers

March 21, 2023

Via: The Hacker News

Poorly managed Linux SSH servers are being targeted as part of a new campaign that deploys different variants of a malware called ShellBot. “ShellBot, also known as PerlBot, is a DDoS Bot malware developed in Perl and characteristically uses IRC […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Fake DDoS protection pages are delivering malware!

August 22, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Malware peddlers are exploiting users’ familiarity with and inherent trust in DDoS protection pages to make them download and run malware on their computer, Sucuri researchers have warned. Hidden malware and fake DDoS protection DDoS protection pages have become so […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Cyberattack Hits Norway, Pro-Russian Hacker Group Fingered

June 30, 2022

Via: Security Week

Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said that to his knowledge the attack “has not caused any significant damage.” The distributed-denial-of-service (DDOS) attack targeted a secure national data network forcing the temporary suspension of online services for several hours, the […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ransomware attacks setting new records

June 7, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Zscaler released the findings of its annual ThreatLabz Ransomware Report, which revealed an 80 percent increase in ransomware attacks year-over-year. In 2022, the most prevalent ransomware trends include double-extortion, supply chain attacks, ransomware-as-a-service, ransomware rebranding, and geo-political incited ransomware attacks. […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

War in Ukraine: What type of cyber attacks can we expect next?

March 10, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

The cyber activities related to the ongoing war in Ukraine have run the gamut from wiper malware hitting organizations and the border control in Ukraine, DDoS attacks aimed at government and media websites, and cyber disruption of satellite-based internet service, […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Cyber attacks on Ukraine: DDoS, new data wiper, cloned websites, and Cyclops Blink

February 24, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

This Thursday morning, Russia started its invasion on Ukraine and, As predicted, the attacks in the physical world have been preceded and accompanied by cyber attacks: Renewed DDoS attacks have been launched against websites Ukrainian government agencies and banks New […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

DDoS attacks: Definition, examples, and techniques

January 31, 2022

Via: CSO Online

What is a DDoS attack? A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is when an attacker, or attackers, attempt to make it impossible for a service to be delivered. This can be achieved by thwarting access to virtually anything: servers, […]


Cloud security, Network security, Security

Healthcare cybersecurity market size to reach $35.5 billion by 2027

December 8, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

The healthcare cybersecurity market size is anticipated to record a valuation of $35.5 billion by 2027, according to the most recent study by Global Market Insights. Increasing adoption for cloud services in developed as well as developing countries will boost […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

DDoS attacks increased 11% in 1H 2021, fueling a global security crisis

September 23, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

NETSCOUT announced findings from its report that underscore the dramatic impact cyberattacks continue to have on private and public organizations and governments worldwide. In the first half of 2021, cybercriminals launched approximately 5.4 million Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attacks, […]