20 Mar 2019

DDoS-for-Hire Crackdown Leads to 85% Drop in Attack Sizes

A new Nexusguard report highlights the positive effects of the FBI’s crackdown on 15 of the world’s most popular DDoS-for-hire websites in December of last year. According to the study, the FBI operation caused DDoS attacks to decrease by 11% during Q4 of 2018 compared to Q4 of 2017. In

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19 Mar 2019

Mirai Variant Goes After Enterprise Systems

Researchers with Palo Alto Network’s Unit 42 have discovered a campaign targeting wireless presentation and display systems used by enterprises. The campaign was launched in January and involves a new variant of Mirai, an internet of things (IoT) botnet that up until now was known to target consumer IoT devices.

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19 Mar 2019

DDoS attacks on the rise: Largest attack ever hit 1.7 Tb/second

New research by Positive Technologies shows that distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack are getting increasingly powerful. Last year, two DDoS attacks broke all previous records, peaking at 1.35 and 1.7 terabits per second, respectively. In the last quarter of 2018, DDoS attacks mostly hit government agencies and IT firms. The researchers

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28 Feb 2019

Attackers continue to enhance their performance, apply smart business techniques

A new report by Netscout indicates that the global threat landscape in the second half of 2018 was characterized by “attacks on steroids.” Over that period, the company tracked 35 advanced persistent threat APT) groups and noticed that groups supported by states such as China, Iran, North Korea and Russia

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25 Feb 2019

DDoS Attacks Ranked As Highest Threat by Enterprises

According to a Neustar International Security Council (NISC) survey among security professionals from the US, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks currently represent the biggest threat to organizations. Last year, about half of all organizations in these regions experienced a DDoS attack. Other major concerns mentioned

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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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