Category: DDoS

US College Suffers 54-Hour DDoS Attack from Mirai Malware Variant

Researchers have observed a new variant of the dreaded Mirai botnet in the wild after it launched a 54-hour(!) DDoS attack against an unnamed U.S. college. Security researchers at Imperva Incapusla...

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Cybersecurity Expert: IoT Botnets are the Trojan Horse of the 21st Century

The sweeping and unprecedented cyberattack that occurred on October 21, 2016 draws parallels with the giant horse filled with Greek soldiers that was presented to the Trojans as a peace offering some...

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Teen UK Hacker Who Earned $325,000 from DDoS Tool Pleads Guilty

A 19-year-old teenager has pled guilty to running a service tool that offered DDoS (distributed denial of service) capabilities to buyers, as a service. Adam Mudd, a 19-year-old  from...

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Teenage Hacker Arrested for Accidental 911 Service DDoS Attack

An 18-year-old teenager from Arizona was arrested after accidentally sharing an exploit that led to the 911 emergency system being flooded with hang-up calls. Meetkumar Hiteshbhai Desai, a...

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FlashPoint: Historic DDoS Attacks the Work of Amateur Hackers

FlashPoint, a prominent business risk intelligence firm has concluded – in a primary analysis – that the massively disruptive DDoS attacks on DNS provider Dyn was the work of amateur...

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Hacker Group Takes Credit for Internet-Crippling DDoS Attacks

A string of DDoS attacks that targeted the DNS (Domain Name System) provider Dyn was historic in its scale due to the sheer size and disruption the attacks caused on Friday last week. Now, a...

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Montenegro Election Day Sees DDoS Attacks from Cybercriminals

The Ministry for Information Society and Telecommunications of Montenegro have revealed that several prominent websites were targeted by cybercriminals with DDoS attacks, on the day of the...

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Two Teenagers Charged for Allegedly Running DDoS Services

Two teenagers have been charged by Federal authorities in Chicago for allegedly operating DDoS-for-hire websites that have launched attacks on companies and individuals around the world.Two...

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CCTV Botnet-Led Cyberattack brings Record 1.5Tbps DDoS Attack

In what is easily largest recorded DDoS attack ever, a botnet of some 145,000 IoT (internet-of-things) devices and CCTV cameras were used to target a data hosting company with a 1.5 Terabyte DDoS...

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Teens Arrested in Alleged Involvement with a "Majority of DDoS attacks" on the Internet

A popular online attack-for-hire service that was the significant instigator of a “majority of DDoS attacks” found on the internet over the last few years has been hacked, with its...

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Report: DDoS Attacks Are up 80% in Q2 2016

A new threat report released by a security solutions firm has revealed that the second quarter of 2016 has seen an increase in the number of DDoS attacks by up to 83%. DDoS attacks are among the...

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Library of Congress Fends Off Massive DDoS Attack

The US Library of Congress has fought off a significant DDoS attack, officials have revealed. In a blog post, Bernard A. Barton Jr., the chief information officer of the Library of Congress penned...

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DDoS Attacks in 2016: Plenty More and Bigger Than Ever

DDoS attacks are increasing in size and the frequency of attacks in the first half of 2016, a report has revealed. The number of DDoS attacks in 2016 are increasing, so too are those at the top end...

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DDoS Attacks Are up 125% Every Year, Report Reveals

Content delivery company Akamai’s popular State of the Internet Security Report for the first quarter of 2016 has revealed that there has been a 125% increase in distributed denial of service...

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DDoS Attackers on Hire for $5

  Security researchers have uncovered a DDoS service which attackers are selling for as little as $5 for an entire hour of DDoS attacks upon a target. Security researchers from a firm...

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Anonymous Brings Down Multiple North Carolina Govt. Websites

An Anonymous-affiliated hacker has targeted a number of government websites in North Carolina as a way to protest against the law dubbed the ‘bathroom bill’. The bill is criticized by many...

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Hacker Group Anonymous Declares War on Global Banks and the NYSE

  The infamous hacking group known as Anonymous has issued a threat to central banks around the world. Its targets include the likes of the Bank of England and even the New York Stock...

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DDoS Extortionists Make $100,000 Without DDoS Attacks

In a clear indicator of the no-compromising lengths to which companies will venture to protect themselves from service outages via DDoS attacks, it has been revealed that extortionists have made over...

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DDoS Protection at Risk From App-Layer Attacks

On-premise DDoS defenses are at risk from application-layer DDoS attacks that consume plenty of bandwidth, even though they are unusual, according to security researchers. Web application operators...

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Multiple Swedish Newspapers Targeted in Hacker Attacks

An unknown hacker or group of hackers have targeted a number of leading Swedish newspapers over the weekend in a series of coordinated attacks. The online editions of Sweden’s prominent...

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