Mirai variant infects low-cost Android TV boxes for DDoS attacks

A new Mirai malware botnet variant has been spotted infecting inexpensive Android TV set-top boxes used by millions for media streaming. [...]
06 September 2023

German financial agency site disrupted by DDoS attack since Friday

The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) announced today that an ongoing distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack has been impacting its website since Friday. [...]
04 September 2023

Tor Project boosts Onion sites' defense against DoS attacks

A proof-of-work mechanism is included with the new Onion services version to deter attackers. Here's all you need to know.
24 August 2023

DDoS attackers shift their targets

The latest global threat analysis report from Radware shows that DDoS attacks are being reshaped in terms of tactics, vector, size, complexity, and hacktivism. The number of malicious web application transactions skyrocketed by 500 percent compared to the first half of 2022, while the total number of DDoS events decreased by 33 percent. This points to a change in DDoS attack patterns as attacks shift from the network layer to the application layer. Radware's director of threat intelligence Pascal Geenens says: The narrative for the threat landscape in 2023 is clear: a significant shift is taking place in Denial-of-Service attack… [Continue Reading]
24 August 2023

Analyzing Network Chaos Leads to Better DDoS Detection

Analyzing Network Chaos Leads to Better DDoS Detection Suspicious changes in entropy allow researchers to more accurately spot distributed denial-of-service attacks, but false positives remain a problem.
08 August 2023

Russian Hacktivists Overwhelm Spanish Sites With DDoS

Attacks come after Prime Minister’s trip to Kyiv
07 August 2023

Hactivist Group 'Mysterious Team Bangladesh' Goes on DDoS Rampage

Hactivist Group 'Mysterious Team Bangladesh' Goes on DDoS Rampage The emerging threat has carried out 750 DDoS attacks and 78 website defacements in just one year to support its religious and political motives.
03 August 2023

Israel's largest oil refinery website offline after DDoS attack

Website of Israel's largest oil refinery operator, BAZAN Group is inaccessible from most parts of the world as threat actors claim to have hacked the Group's cyber systems. [...]
30 July 2023

Zyxel Vulnerability Exploited by DDoS Botnets on Linux Systems

Fortinet discovered Multiple DDoS botnets, including Dark.IoT, a variant based on Mirai
20 July 2023

Israel Aided UAE in Defending Against DDoS Attack

Israel Aided UAE in Defending Against DDoS Attack Israel's cyber head points finger at Iran-backed MuddyWater APT group as the perpetrator of a recent attack against a university.
03 July 2023

Russian Hacktivist Platform 'DDoSia' Grows Exponentially

Russian Hacktivist Platform 'DDoSia' Grows Exponentially As cybercrime amidst the Russia-Ukraine war continues to escalate, the DDoSia project, launched by a known hacktivist group, has exploded in its number of members and quality of tools used for attacks.
30 June 2023

CISA issues DDoS warning after attacks hit multiple US orgs

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warned today of ongoing distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks after U.S. organizations across multiple industry sectors were hit. [...]
30 June 2023

Pro-Russia DDoSia hacktivist project sees 2,400% membership increase

The pro-Russia crowdsourced DDoS (distributed denial of service) project, 'DDoSia,' has seen a massive 2,400% growth in less than a year, with over ten thousand people helping conduct attacks on Western organizations. [...]
29 June 2023

DDoS attacks more than doubled in 2022

New research from Nexusguard shows that last year DDoS attacks worldwide increased by 115.1 percent over the 2021 level. Attackers have also continued to alter their threat vectors by targeting the application platforms, online databases, and cloud-based storage systems within Internet Service Providers (ISPs). This has resulted in a significantly greater impact globally as organizations continue to move more of their workloads to the cloud. But while the numbers have increased the attacks themselves have been getting smaller. A maximum size of 361.9 gigabits per second (Gbps) represents a 48.2 percent decrease over those measured in 2021. Average attack size… [Continue Reading]
27 June 2023

Diablo IV and other Blizzard games taken down by DDoS attack

Many gamers’ weekends were ruined as Diablo IV and other Blizzard games went offline after a DDoS attack.
26 June 2023

Diablo 4 and other Blizzard games DDoS attacks "have ended", says Blizzard

Blizzard has confirmed that the DDoS attacks that have plagued its games for most of the weekend are now over.
25 June 2023

New Condi malware builds DDoS botnet out of TP-Link AX21 routers

A new DDoS-as-a-Service botnet called "Condi" emerged in May 2023, exploiting a vulnerability in TP-Link Archer AX21 (AX1800) Wi-Fi routers to build an army of bots to conduct attacks. [...]
20 June 2023

Microsoft Azure and Outlook outages were caused by DDoS attacks

HTTP(S) flood attacks in the millions, cache bypass, and slowloris were all responsible for taking down Microsoft’s services.
19 June 2023

Microsoft confirms Azure, Outlook outages caused by DDoS attacks

Microsoft has confirmed that recent outages to Azure, Outlook, and OneDrive web portals resulted from Layer 7 DDoS attacks against the company's services. [...]
18 June 2023

Police cracks down on DDoS-for-hire service active since 2013

Polish police officers part of the country's Central Cybercrime Bureau detained two suspects believed to have been involved in the operation of a long-running DDoS-for-hire service (aka booter or stresser) active since at least 2013. [...]
16 June 2023