The daily peak of DDoS attack traffic increased 100% from January 2020 to May 2021, reaching 3 Tbps, with most of the high-bandwidth, high-intensity attacks originating from fewer than 50 hosting companies, Nokia Deepfield reports.
DDoS ransom attacks caused havoc in Q3 /Q4 2020. In October alone Lumen engaged with over 100 global organisations to “turn up” emergency DDoS services for customers facing imminent and credible threats to deny service and disrupt their business operations. In this webinar, experts from Lumen will share insights...
Traditional ransomware attacks may have taken over the news, but Proofpoint researchers say the malicious actors who presents themselves as the North Korean-backed Lazarus advanced persistent threat group have revamped their distributed denial-of-service ransom extortion strategy and rebranded.
Enterprises constantly add new services, provide access to third parties, undergo digital transformation resulting in their networks becoming vulnerable to DDoS attacks as these changes create ongoing new and undetected DDoS attack surface risks. The only way to fully protect any network is to simulate DDoS attacks...
Security researchers have uncovered a flaw dubbed TsuNAME in DNS resolver software that attackers could used to carry out distributed denial-of-service attacks against authoritative DNS servers. Google and Cisco have resolved the issue in their DNS servers.
The websites of about 200 public and private entities in Belgium were knocked fully or partially offline Tuesday by a distributed denial-of-service attack against the publicly funded internet service provider Belnet.
To stop the DDoS mayhem, companies continue to invest heavily in deploying the most advanced hybrid mitigation solutions; however, attackers still manage to bypass them and create business disruptions.
The underlying problem is that companies do not ensure that every part of their DDoS mitigation posture is...
Forescout Research Labs and the Israeli security firm JSOF have found nine Domain Name System vulnerabilities affecting four TCP/IP stacks that, if exploited, could lead to remote code execution or denial-of-service attacks - potentially on millions of devices.
The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine accuses Russia of turning Ukrainian government servers into a botnet for massive distributed denial-of-service attacks that then caused the servers to be blocked.
Researchers with NetScout are warning that attackers are abusing certain versions of the Plex media server app to strengthen and amplify DDoS attacks. The FBI has also warned about increases in DDoS attacks that use these types of amplification techniques.
Researchers at the security firm Netlab have identified a previously undocumented botnet dubbed "Matryosh" that is targeting vulnerable Android devices to help build its network so it can conduct distributed denial-of-service attacks.
New Zealand’s financial regulator has issued a searing report about IT security failures at NZX, the country’s stock exchange, that contributed to a disruptive DDoS attack. The regulator says NZX had inadequate IT security and failed to prepare for DDoS attacks.
Threat actors behind a distributed denial-of-service campaign targeted the same set of victims again after the organizations refused to pay the initial ransom demand, a new report by security firm Radware finds.