Mantis botnet behind the record-breaking DDoS attack in JuneThe record-breaking distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that Cloudflare mitigated last month originated from a new botnet called Mantis, which is currently described as "the most powerful botnet to date." [...]
14 July 2022
Lithuanian Energy Firm Disrupted by DDOS AttackLithuanian state-owned energy group hit by pro-Russian hacking group
12 July 2022
Russian hacktivists take down Norway govt sites in DDoS attacksNorway's National Security Authority (NSM) published a statement yesterday warning that some of the country's most important websites and online services are being rendered inaccessible due to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. [...]
30 June 2022
‘Killnet’ Adversary Pummels Lithuania with DDoS Attacks Over BlockadeCyber collective Killnet claims it won’t let up until the Baltic country opens trade routes to and from the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.
28 June 2022
Lithuania warns of rise in DDoS attacks against government sitesThe National Cyber Security Center (NKSC) of Lithuania has issued a public warning about a steep increase in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks directed against public authorities in the country. [...]
23 June 2022
DDoS Attacks Delay Putin Speech at Russian Economic ForumA Kremlin spokesman said that the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum accreditation and admissions systems were shut down by a DDoS attack.
20 June 2022
Cloudflare says it stopped the largest HTTPS DDoS attack ever26 million RPS attack, coming from hijacked virtual machines and servers, stopped
15 June 2022
A tiny botnet launched the largest DDoS attack on recordA small but powerful army of just 5,000 devices generated a record-breaking web attack.
15 June 2022
DDoS Subscription Service Operator Gets 2 Years in PrisonThe distributed denial-as-a-service websites were behind more than 200K attacks on targets including schools and hospitals.
14 June 2022
Owner of ‘DownThem’ DDoS service gets 2 years in prisonMatthew Gatrel, 33, a citizen of Illinois, has been sentenced to two years in prison for operating platforms offering DDoS (distributed denial of service) services to subscribers. [...]
14 June 2022
Cloudflare mitigates record-breaking HTTPS DDoS attackInternet infrastructure firm Cloudflare said today that it mitigated a 26 million request per second distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, the largest HTTPS DDoS attack detected to date. [...]
14 June 2022
“Downthem” DDoS-for-Hire Boss Gets 2 Years in PrisonA 33-year-old Illinois man was sentenced to two years in prison today following his conviction last year for operating services that allowed paying customers to launch powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against hundreds of thousands of Internet users and websites.
13 June 2022
FBI seizes domains used to sell stolen data, DDoS servicesThe Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced today the seizure of three domains used by cybercriminals to sell personal info stolen in data breaches and to provide DDoS attack services. [...]
01 June 2022
Fewer DDoS Attacks in 2021, Still Above Pre-Pandemic LevelsNew research finds a rise in TCP acknowledgement (ACK) DDoS attacks, which rely on a smaller amount of traffic to disrupt targets.
31 May 2022
Italy warns organizations to brace for incoming DDoS attacksThe Computer Security Incident Response Team in Italy issued an urgent alert yesterday to raise awareness about the high risk of cyberattacks against national bodies and organizations on Monday. [...]
30 May 2022
Cybergang Claims REvil is Back, Executes DDoS AttacksActors claiming to be the defunct ransomware group are targeting one of Akami’s customers with a Layer 7 attack, demanding an extortion payment in Bitcoin.
26 May 2022
DDoS Extortion Attack Flagged as Possible REvil ResurgenceA DDoS campaign observed by Akamai from actors claiming to be REvil would represent a major pivot in tactics for the gang.
25 May 2022
Linux Trojan XorDdos Attacks Surge, Targeting Cloud, IoTAnalysts have seen a massive spike in malicious activity by the XorDdos trojan in the last six months, against Linux cloud and IoT infrastructures .
23 May 2022
Russian Sberbank says it’s facing massive waves of DDoS attacksSberbank's vice president and director of cybersecurity, Sergei Lebed, has told participants of the Positive Hack Days forum that the company is going through a period of unprecedented targeting by hackers. [...]
20 May 2022
Microsoft detects massive surge in Linux XorDDoS malware activityA stealthy and modular malware used to hack into Linux devices and build a DDoS botnet has seen a massive 254% increase in activity during the last six months, as Microsoft revealed today. [...]
19 May 2022