French government sites hit with ‘intense’ DDoS attacks

French government sites hit with ‘intense’ DDoS attacks The hacker group Anonymous Sudan claimed responsibility for the attacks, while one cybersecurity firm claims multiple groups including pro-Russian hackers were behind the ...
12 March 2024

Russia-aligned hackers take down French state services in massive DDoS attack

Anonymous Sudan, a Russian-speaking hacktivist group, has claimed the severe distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that disrupted several ...
12 March 2024

Multiple French government agencies hit by significant DDoS attacks

Multiple French government agencies hit by significant DDoS attacks Anonymous Sudan apparently strikes again, but remains silent for now on French government attacks.
12 March 2024

Akamai augments DDoS protection capabilities

Akamai has augmented its Akamai App & API Protector product with new capabilities aimed at protecting organisations against sophisticated application-layer distributed ...
07 March 2024

DDoS attacks against web apps and APIs surge

Globally, the average number of DDoS attacks per customer grew by 94 percent in 2023, according to a new report from Radware. "The technological race between good and bad actors has never been more intense," says Pascal Geenens, Radware's director of threat intelligence. "With advancements like Generative AI, inexperienced threat actors are becoming more proficient and skilled attackers more emboldened. In 2024, look for attack numbers to climb and attack patterns, like the shift in Web DDoS attacks, to continue to evolve." The geopolitical situation has led to a rise in hacktivism attacks around the world. Globally, the most targeted… [Continue Reading]
29 February 2024

Top UK Universities Recovering Following Targeted DDoS Attack

The attack, which has been claimed by Anonymous Sudan, has been confirmed to have impacted IT services at the universities of Cambridge and Manchester
20 February 2024

University of Cambridge apparently suffering DDoS attack - and it isn't the only one affected

University of Cambridge apparently suffering DDoS attack - and it isn't the only one affected DDoS attacks on two major British universities have been claimed by Anonymous Sudan amid geopolitcal tensions.
20 February 2024

The mysterious case of the 3 million-toothbrushes DDoS attack — was original report a hypothetical scenario that never happened... or is the truth elsewhere?

The mysterious case of the 3 million-toothbrushes DDoS attack — was original report a hypothetical scenario that never happened... or is the truth elsewhere? A news outlet reported three million toothbrushes were used in a DDoS attack, but the truth is murky.
09 February 2024

3 million smart toothbrushes were not used in a DDoS attack after all, but it could happen

[UPDATED] What's next, malware-infected dental floss? But seriously: It's a reminder that even the smallest smart home devices can be a threat. Here's how to protect yourself.
07 February 2024

3 million smart toothbrushes were just used in a DDoS attack. Or were they?

[UPDATED] What's next, malware-infected dental floss? But seriously: It's a reminder that even the smallest smart home devices can be a threat. Here's how to protect yourself.
07 February 2024

No, 3 million electric toothbrushes were not used in a DDoS attack

A widely reported story that 3 million electric toothbrushes were hacked with malware to conduct distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks is likely a hypothetical scenario instead of an actual attack. [...]
07 February 2024

The unlikely 3 million electric toothbrush DDoS attack

A widely reported story that 3 million electric toothbrushes were hacked with malware to conduct distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks is likely a hypothetical scenario instead of an actual attack. [...]
07 February 2024

Critical Bugs in Canon Small Office Printers Allow Code Execution, DDoS

Critical Bugs in Canon Small Office Printers Allow Code Execution, DDoS A grouping of serious printer bugs, unveiled at last summer's Pwn2Own, were patchless for months, but are finally fixed now.
06 February 2024

3 million smart toothbrushes were just used in a DDoS attack. Really

What's next, malware-infected dental floss? But seriously: It's a reminder that even the smallest smart home devices can be a threat. Here's how to protect yourself.
06 February 2024

Pennsylvania Courts’ Website Disrupted by DoS Attack

A number of court web systems have been taken offline in the US state of Pennsylvania following a denial of service attack
05 February 2024

Bangladeshi Elections Come into DDoS Crosshairs

Bangladeshi Elections Come into DDoS Crosshairs A government app experiencing slowdowns on election day could be just the tip of the vote-meddling iceberg for the Asian country. But who's behind it?
18 January 2024

Environmental Websites Hit by DDoS Surge in COP28 Crossfire

Content delivery provider Cloudflare observed a staggering surge in DDoS attacks against environmental services during COP28
15 January 2024

Busting three common DDoS myths

DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) protection occupies a peculiar spot in cybersecurity. While "newer" threats like AI-enabled cybercrime and the ongoing ransomware spree take up many airwaves, DDoS is relatively stable. For many, it's a known quantity. But this is where the problem lies. DDoS has been around for so long, and companies have been mitigating against it for all this time that a knowledge gap is slowly creeping in. Because things change, bad habits get picked up, or common misconceptions go unchallenged and evolve into full-blown myths. Companies might be ‘protecting’ themselves under false pretenses, so it pays to revisit what… [Continue Reading]
04 January 2024

How to Prepare for DDoS Attacks During Peak Business Times

How to Prepare for DDoS Attacks During Peak Business Times By shifting to a more proactive mindset, security professionals and their organizations can blunt the impact of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, if not prevent them altogether.
27 December 2023

Blockchain systems hijacked for DDoS attacks by seemingly all-new malware tactics

Blockchain systems hijacked for DDoS attacks by seemingly all-new malware tactics NKAbuse, a multi-platform malware written in Go, uses blockchain to ensure anonymity.
15 December 2023