08 Feb 2019

13% Decline In The Overall Number Of DDoS Attacks

A new report by Kaspersky Lab indicates that distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks declined 13% between the last quarters of 2017 and 2018. However, the duration of attacks more than doubled last year, from an average length of 95 minutes per attack in the first quarter of 2018, to 218 minutes in

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31 Jan 2019

Massive DDoS Attack Generates 500 Million Packets per Second

Cybersecurity firm Imperva says it has stopped a record-breaking DDoS attack against one if its clients on January 10. At the peak of the attack, the target received over 500 million packets per second, which is a higher packet volume than has been previously recorded. Imperva categorized the attack as

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30 Jan 2019

Police are now targeting former WebStresser DDoS-for-hire users

In a cooperative effort, law enforcement agencies in 15 countries are targeting people that have used the DDoS-for-hire platform WebStresser. In addition to tracking down the users, police are confiscating personal laptops and investigating possibilities for criminal prosecution. WebStresser was a popular marketplace where hackers offered criminals with limited computer skills

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