The daily peak of DDoS attack traffic increased 100% from January 2020 to May 2021, reaching 3 Tbps, with most of the high-bandwidth, high-intensity attacks originating from fewer than 50 hosting companies, Nokia Deepfield reports.
Traditional ransomware attacks may have taken over the news, but Proofpoint researchers say the malicious actors who presents themselves as the North Korean-backed Lazarus advanced persistent threat group have revamped their distributed denial-of-service ransom extortion strategy and rebranded.
Enterprises constantly add new services, provide access to third parties, undergo digital transformation resulting in their networks becoming vulnerable to DDoS attacks as these changes create ongoing new and undetected DDoS attack surface risks. The only way to fully protect any network is to simulate DDoS attacks...
Security researchers have uncovered a flaw dubbed TsuNAME in DNS resolver software that attackers could used to carry out distributed denial-of-service attacks against authoritative DNS servers. Google and Cisco have resolved the issue in their DNS servers.
The websites of about 200 public and private entities in Belgium were knocked fully or partially offline Tuesday by a distributed denial-of-service attack against the publicly funded internet service provider Belnet.
Financial Institutions have long been a target for cyber criminals. But with most financial transactions now executed online and with DDoS attacks increasing in volume and intensity, there is a huge and growing potential for disruption in this sector.
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Forescout Research Labs and the Israeli security firm JSOF have found nine Domain Name System vulnerabilities affecting four TCP/IP stacks that, if exploited, could lead to remote code execution or denial-of-service attacks - potentially on millions of devices.
DDoS, one of the oldest types of cyberthreats, continues to pose major security risks for virtually every type of enterprise — small and large alike. And while some organizations might believe they’re a low-risk target, the growing reliance on internet connectivity to power business-critical applications leaves...
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The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine accuses Russia of turning Ukrainian government servers into a botnet for massive distributed denial-of-service attacks that then caused the servers to be blocked.
Other anti-DDoS vendors have smaller networks, fewer PoPs, and only a handful of DDoS scrubbing centers. Plus, they offer mitigation that is not automatic and is slow to respond, and often comes with either a limited mitigation SLA against only known attacks or no time-to-mitigation SLA at all.
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Researchers with NetScout are warning that attackers are abusing certain versions of the Plex media server app to strengthen and amplify DDoS attacks. The FBI has also warned about increases in DDoS attacks that use these types of amplification techniques.
Researchers at the security firm Netlab have identified a previously undocumented botnet dubbed "Matryosh" that is targeting vulnerable Android devices to help build its network so it can conduct distributed denial-of-service attacks.
New Zealand’s financial regulator has issued a searing report about IT security failures at NZX, the country’s stock exchange, that contributed to a disruptive DDoS attack. The regulator says NZX had inadequate IT security and failed to prepare for DDoS attacks.