Tag: 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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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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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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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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Darkhotel APT: An Elite Spying Group Targeting Executives

Extremely skilled, elite hackers, are targeting executives when they're vulnerable with surgical precision.

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Kaspersky Provides More Information on the Sandworm APT Team

The Kaspersky team has recently provided more information on the (presumably) Russian APT group named Sandworm, the hackers behind the attacks on NATO and Ukraine. According to the original post by...

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Denial of Service Attacks on the Rise

These days, you don't have to be a an evil genius of a hacker to bring down a website.

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