DDoS attacks fell last year but remain above pre-pandemic levels

The number of DDoS attacks dropped 13 percent in 2021 compared to 2020, but remained well above pre-pandemic levels. Research from Nexusguard also shows that while the average attack size fell by 50 percent over 2021, the maximum attack size nearly tripled, growing by a whopping 297 percent over the same period. The top three DDoS attack vectors in 2021 were UDP (user datagram protocol) attacks, DNS amplification attacks, and TCP acknowledgment attacks. UDP remained the most common although it accounted for a smaller percentage of attacks, falling from 59.9 percent in 2020 to 39.1 percent in 2021. DNS amplification… [Continue Reading]
19 May 2022

Italian CERT: Hacktivists hit govt sites in ‘Slow HTTP’ DDoS attacks

Italy's Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) has published an announcement about the recent DDoS attacks that key sites in the country suffered in the last couple of days. [...]
13 May 2022

Battle.net hit by huge DDoS attack

World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Call of Duty players were unable to access their accounts.
12 May 2022

Ukrainians DDoS Russian Vodka Supply Chains

Hacktivists hit the Kremlin where it hurts
06 May 2022

Pro-Ukraine hackers use Docker images to DDoS Russian sites

Docker images with a download count of over 150,000 have been used to run distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against a dozen Russian and Belarusian websites managed by government, military, and news organizations. [...]
04 May 2022

A YouTuber is encouraging you to DDoS Russia—how risky is this?

A YouTube influencer with hundreds of thousands of subscribers is encouraging everyone to conduct cyber warfare against Russia. How risky is it and can you get in trouble? [...]
01 May 2022

A YouTuber is encouraging everyone to DDoS Russia—how risky is this?

A YouTube influencer with hundreds of thousands of subscribers is encouraging everyone to conduct cyber warfare against Russia. How risky is it and can you get in trouble? [...]
01 May 2022

A YouTuber is promoting DDoS attacks on Russia — how legal is this?

A YouTube influencer with hundreds of thousands of subscribers is encouraging everyone to conduct cyber warfare against Russia. How risky is it and can you get in trouble? [...]
01 May 2022

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

The onslaught was delivered through HTTPS, which puts more strain on a target, and it suggests that attackers are getting more powerful.
30 April 2022

Cloudflare Flags Largest HTTPS DDoS Attack It's Ever Recorded

Cloudflare Flags Largest HTTPS DDoS Attack It's Ever Recorded This scale of this month's encrypted DDoS attack over HTTPS suggests a well-resourced operation, analysts say.
29 April 2022

Russian hacktivists launch DDoS attacks on Romanian govt sites

The Romanian national cyber security and incident response team, DNSC, has issued a statement about a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks targeting several public websites managed by the state entities. [...]
29 April 2022

Hacked WordPress sites used to DDoS Ukrainian targets

Websites declaring pro-Ukrainian stance under attack.
29 April 2022

Ukraine targeted by DDoS attacks from compromised WordPress sites

Ukraine's computer emergency response team (CERT-UA) has published an announcement warning of ongoing DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks targeting pro-Ukraine sites and the government web portal. [...]
28 April 2022

Cloudflare has blocked one of the largest DDoS attacks of all time

A known actor deployed 6,000 bots to deliver a 15.3 million RPS attack.
28 April 2022

Hacktivists' activity drives DDoS volumes to all-time high

The Russia - Ukraine conflict proved to be quite the catalyst for DDoS attacks
27 April 2022

Ukraine Invasion Driving DDoS Attacks to All-Time Highs

Ukraine Invasion Driving DDoS Attacks to All-Time Highs Unprecedented numbers of DDoS attacks since February are the result of hacktivists' cyberwar against Russian state interests, researchers say.
25 April 2022

Comcast Business 2021 DDoS Threat Report: DDoS Becomes a Bigger Priority as Multivector Attacks are on the Rise

Comcast Business mitigated 24,845 multi-vector DDoS attacks in 2021, a 47 percent increase over 2020.
22 April 2022

This rapidly expanding botnet is launching DDoS attacks left, right and center

Chinese threat actor is infecting devices with the Fodcha malware.
14 April 2022

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