Hackers Find a New Way to Deliver Devastating DDoS Attacks

Cybercriminals are exploiting a fleet of more than 100,000 misconfigured servers to knock websites offline.
02 March 2022

Log4shell exploits now used mostly for DDoS botnets, cryptominers

The Log4Shell vulnerabilities in the widely used Log4j software are still leveraged by threat actors today to deploy various malware payloads, including recruiting devices into DDoS botnets and for planting cryptominers. [...]
02 March 2022

DDOs attackers have found this new trick to knock over websites

A theoretical attack becomes real.
02 March 2022

Content filtering devices abused for 65x DDoS amplification

Researchers have identified an alarming new trend in DDoS attacks that target middlebox devices to attain enormous 6,533% amplification levels. With such an amplification level, threat actors can launch catastrophic attacks with limited bandwidth/equipment. [...]
01 March 2022

DDoS Attempts Hit Russia as Ukraine Conflict Intensifies

Plus: Hacker recruits, NFT thefts, and more of the week’s top security news.
26 February 2022

Ukrainian gov't sites, banks disrupted by DDoS amid invasion fears

Cloudflare said the attack was "relatively modest compared to large DDoS attacks we've handled in the past."
23 February 2022

Ukrainian government and banks once again hit by DDoS attacks

The sites of several Ukrainian government agencies (including the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Internal Affairs, the Security Service, and the Cabinet of Ministers), and of the two largest state-owned banks are again targeted by Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. [...]
23 February 2022

Russia Was Behind DDoS Attacks Against Ukraine, US Officials Say

Plus: A crypto crime crackdown, Roblox ripoffs, and more of the week’s top security news.
19 February 2022

White House pins Ukraine DDoS attacks on Russian GRU hackers

Today, the White House has linked the recent DDoS attacks that knocked down the sites of Ukrainian banks and defense agencies to Russia's Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces (also known as GRU). [...]
18 February 2022

Ukraine DDoS: 'Cyberattack' or Not?

Ukraine DDoS: 'Cyberattack' or Not? The country was hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack earlier this week, but some say that doesn't rise to the level of "cyberattack." Here's why they're wrong.
18 February 2022

Ukrainian DDoS Attacks Should Put US on Notice–Researchers

Ukrainian DDoS Attacks Should Put US on Notice–Researchers On Tuesday, institutions central to Ukraine’s military and economy were hit with denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. Impact was limited, but the ramifications are not.
17 February 2022

Ukraine Defense and Bank Networks DDoS-ed

Russia suspected of intensifying cyber-attacks
16 February 2022

Ukrainian military agencies, state-owned banks hit by DDoS attacks

The Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces of Ukraine and two of the country's state-owned banks, Privatbank (Ukraine's largest bank) and Oschadbank (the State Savings Bank), are being hammered by Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. [...]
15 February 2022

Ukrainian military agencies, banks hit by DDoS attacks, defacements

The Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces of Ukraine and two of the country's state-owned banks, Privatbank (Ukraine's largest bank) and Oschadbank (the State Savings Bank), are being hammered by Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. [...]
15 February 2022

Ukraine Ministry of Defense confirms DDoS attack; state banks loses connectivity

The websites of Ukraine's defense ministry as well as state banks Privatbank and Oschadbank were down on Tuesday due to an alleged DDoS attack.
15 February 2022

DDoS Attacks on a Tear in Q4 2021

New data from Kaspersky shows distributed denial-of-service attacks increased by more than 50% in the fourth quarter of last year compared with the third quarter.
11 February 2022

DDoS Attacks Hit All-time High

More DDoS attacks recorded in Q4 2021 than at any point in history, with US most targeted country
10 February 2022

Microsoft: Here's how we stopped the biggest ever DDoS attack

Microsoft details how Azure helped mitigate a 3.47 terabytes per second distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.
31 January 2022

A DDoS Attack Wiped Out Andorra's Internet

Plus: Securing US water systems, the FBI's NSO Group dealings, and more of the week's top security news.
30 January 2022

Microsoft says it blocked the largest DDoS attack it's ever seen

DDoS attack had a throughput of 3.47 Tbps and a packet rate of 340 million packets per second
28 January 2022