07 Nov 2022

FBI – Beware of Cyber-Threat from Russian Hacktivists

The FBI has warned that pro-Russia hacktivists continue to target critical infrastructure with DDoS attacks. The FBI warning comes as several attacks have occurred and an uptick in activity has been detected. The Private Industry Notification was published last Friday and detailed the threat facing critical infrastructure organizations. The FBI

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17 Oct 2022

Mirai Botnet Targeted Wynncraft Minecraft Server, Cloudflare Reports

Cloudflare has confirmed that it successfully stopped at distributed denial-of-service attack that was 2.5Tbps in Q3 of 2022. The distributed denial-of-service attack was reportedly launched by a Mirai botnet and targeted the Minecraft server Wynncraft. The data was released on the company’s latest DDoS Threat Report, which includes insights from

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11 Oct 2022

Pro-Russian Group KillNet Claims Responsibility for 14 US Airport DDoS Attacks

The websites of several US airports were reportedly disrupted yesterday, October 10, due to a large-scale campaign of distributed-denial-of-service attacks. According to security researchers, the airports’ websites were flooded with web traffic ultimately knocking some of them offline. Among those targeted were Los Angeles International Airport, Atlanta International Airport, Chicago

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14 Sep 2022

DDoS Attacks on UK Firms Surge During Ukraine War

According to recently compiled data, the volume of DDoS attacks that targeted UK financial institutions surged during the first few months of the Ukrainian war. The information was obtained from the industry regulator via the new Freedom of Information data. The Financial Conduct Authority revealed that there have been 14

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03 Aug 2022

DDoS Attacks Pepper Taiwanese Government Sites

According to the foreign ministry of Taiwan, the websites of the ministry and presidential office were hit by multiple distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, resulting in intermittent outages across several government websites. The attacks occurred after the arrival of senior US lawmaker Nancy Pelosi. The visit has angered Beijing,

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27 May 2022

Cybergang Claims REvil is Back, Executes DDoS Attacks

According to researchers at Akamai, actors claiming to be the REvil ransomware group is targeting one of its customers with a Layer 7 attack. The group has also demanded an extortion payment in Bitcoin from Akami’s client. The defunct REvil ransomware gang went dark in July 2021 after several law

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25 May 2022

Fronton IOT Botnet Packs Disinformation Punch

Cybersecurity researchers claim that the Fronton botnet boasts a far larger arsenal of abilities than just launching a DDoS attack. Researchers allege that the botnet can track social media trends and launch suitable propaganda in addition to its cyberattack skills. A new look at the botnet reveals that the criminal

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20 May 2022

Microsoft says this botnet is growing fast and hunting for servers with weak passwords

Microsoft has witnessed as 254% increase in activity of the botnet XorDDoS. XorDDoS is an eight-year-old network of infected Linux machines that is leveraged by threat actors to conduct distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against Linux users. The botnet conducts automated password-guessing attacks spanning thousands of Linux servers, seeking

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06 May 2022

Ukrainians DDoS Russian Vodka Supply Chains

Ukrainian cyber actors have reportedly interfered with alcohol shipments delivered to Russia via distributed denial of service (DD0S) attacks targeting a critical online portal. In Russia, alcohol producers and distributors are required to register shipments with the EGAIS portal. However, the portal was reportedly taken offline by Ukrainian hacktivists earlier

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03 May 2022

One of the Most Powerful DDoS Attacks Ever Hits a Crypto Platform

Cloudflare confirmed that a cryptocurrency platform was recently the victim of one of the biggest distributed denial of service attacks ever recorded after it was bombarded with over 15 million requests. DDoS attacks are often measured in multiple ways, such as by the volume of the data, the number of

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