DDoS News

New Fodcha DDoS botnet targets over 100 victims every day

A rapidly growing botnet is ensnaring routers, DVRs, and servers across the Internet to target more than 100 victims every day in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. [...]
13 April 2022

New EnemyBot DDoS botnet recruits routers and IoTs into its army

A new Mirai-based botnet malware named Enemybot has been observed growing its army of infected devices through vulnerabilities in modems, routers, and IoT devices, with the threat actor operating it known as Keksec. [...]
13 April 2022

Ransom DDoS attacks have dropped to record lows this year

Extortion denial-of-service activity, the so-called RDDoS (ransom distributed denial-of-service) attacks have taken a tumble in the first quarter of the year, according to recent statistics from Cloudflare. [...]
12 April 2022

Finland Government Sites Forced Offline by DDoS Attacks

Finnish ministries of foreign affairs and defense forced offline earlier today by DDoS attacks
08 April 2022

No-Joke Borat RAT Propagates Ransomware, DDoS

No-Joke Borat RAT Propagates Ransomware, DDoS This fresh malware strain extends the functionality of typical trojans with advanced functionality and a series of modules for launching various types of threat activity.
05 April 2022

Beastmode botnet boosts DDoS power with new router exploits

A Mirai-based distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) botnet tracked as Beastmode (aka B3astmode) has updated its list of exploits to include several new ones, three of them targeting various models of Totolink routers. [...]
01 April 2022

PHP bug allows attackers to bypass domain filters, stage DoS attacks against servers

Filter bypass flaw is triggered only on very large user input, which puts restrictions on its exploitability
01 April 2022

Regular web users unwittingly launch DDoS attacks on Ukraine

A hundred websites are making visitors send HTTP GET requests to a dozen Ukrainian sites.
30 March 2022

Hacked WordPress sites force visitors to DDoS Ukrainian targets

Hackers are compromising WordPress sites to insert a malicious script that uses visitors' browsers to perform distributed denial-of-service attacks on Ukrainian websites. [...]
28 March 2022

DDoS attacks grow in size and complexity

Though the overall number fell slightly, DDoS attacks became both bigger and more complicated in 2021 according to a new report from cloud-based managed security services platform F5 Silverline. By the final quarter of last year the mean attack size recorded was above 21 Gbps, more than four times the level at the beginning of 2020. Last year also saw the record for the largest-ever attack broken on several occasions. One attack in February 2021 measured 500 Gbps. The record was broken again in November with an attack weighing in at 1.4 Tbps -- more than five times larger than… [Continue Reading]
25 March 2022

FBI warns on ransomware that uses DDoS to threaten victims. Here's what to watch out for

A relative newcomer to the ransomware-as-a-service scene is now targeting US critical infrastructure.
21 March 2022

Israeli government confirms it was hit by huge DDoS attack

Israeli officials are investigating if any data, or infrastructure, were compromised.
15 March 2022

The Fight Against the Hydra: New DDoS Report from Link11

Complexity and number of attacks increased again.
11 March 2022

This Week in Security: DDoS Techniques, Dirty Pipe, and Lapsus$ Continued

This Week in Security: DDoS Techniques, Dirty Pipe, and Lapsus$ Continued
Denial-of-Service (DoS) amplification. Relatively early in the history of the Internet — it was only 14 years old at the time — the first DoS amplification attack was discovered. [TFreak] …read more
11 March 2022

Russian defense firm Rostec shuts down website after DDoS attack

Rostec, a Russian state-owned aerospace and defense conglomerate, said its website was taken down today following what it described as a "cyberattack." [...]
11 March 2022

Malware Posing as Russia DDoS Tool Bites Pro-Ukraine Hackers

Malware Posing as Russia DDoS Tool Bites Pro-Ukraine Hackers Be careful when downloading a tool to cyber-target Russia: It could be an infostealer wolf dressed in sheep's clothing that grabs your cryptocurrency info instead.
10 March 2022

Middleboxes now being used for DDoS attacks in the wild, Akamai finds

Malicious actors are starting to add TCP middlebox reflection to their arsenal
10 March 2022

Alarm raised over bug that opens the door to colossal DDoS attacks

DDoS flaw has already been used in the wild, researchers are saying.
09 March 2022

In-the-wild DDoS attack can be launched from a single packet to create terabytes of traffic

A test mode that shouldn't be exposed to the internet from a PBX-to-internet gateway responsible for amplification ratio of 4,294,967,296 to 1.
08 March 2022

DDoS attacks now use new record-breaking amplification vector

A new reflection/amplification DDoS vector has been spotted in the wild, offering threat actors a record-breaking amplification ratio of almost 4.3 billion to 1. [...]
08 March 2022