What is a DDoS Extortion Attack and How do you Respond to it?

Security Boulevard

DDoS extortion attacks have skyrocketed over the past year and are expected to trend upwards in the future too. DDoS attacks aren’t new threats. The post What is a DDoS Extortion Attack and How do you Respond to it?

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DDoS Mitigation Firm Founder Admits to DDoS

Krebs on Security

A Georgia man who co-founded a service designed to protect companies from crippling distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks has pleaded to paying a DDoS-for-hire service to launch attacks against others.

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DDoS attacks in Q2 2021

SecureList

For example, April saw the active distribution of a new DDoS botnet called Simps — the name under which it introduced itself to owners of infected devices. The actual DDoS functionality of Simps is not original: the code overlaps with the Mirai and Gafgyt botnets. News overview.

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Bomb Threat, DDoS Purveyor Gets Eight Years

Krebs on Security

and United Kingdom, running a service that launched distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, and for possessing sexually explicit images of minors. The Justice Department says Vaughn and his gang ran a DDoS-for-hire service that they used to shake down victims.

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Imperva mitigated its largest attack as a provider of DDoS protection

Security Boulevard

In July, Imperva mitigated its largest attack as a provider of DDoS protection, and one of the largest DDoS attacks so far in 2021. The post Imperva mitigated its largest attack as a provider of DDoS protection appeared first on Blog.

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Top Reasons that DDoS Protection Services is More Crucial Than Ever

Security Boulevard

DDoS attack protection is comparable to the airbag systems in cars or life jackets on airplanes. The post Top Reasons that DDoS Protection Services is More Crucial Than Ever appeared first on Indusface.

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Owners of DDoS-for-Hire Service vDOS Get 6 Months Community Service

Krebs on Security

Until it was shuttered in 2016, vDOS was by far the most reliable and powerful DDoS-for-hire or “booter” service on the market, allowing even completely unskilled Internet users to launch crippling assaults capable of knocking most websites offline.

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Dirt Cheap DDoS for Hire, via D/TLS Amplification

Security Boulevard

The post Dirt Cheap DDoS for Hire, via D/TLS Amplification appeared first on Security Boulevard. Here’s a new way of sending powerful denial of service traffic: misusing servers that talk Datagram Transport Layer Security (D/TLS).

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DDoS attacks are down 38.8% in Q2 2021

Tech Republic Security

It's all quiet on the DDoS front, but don't get complacent: The lull is expected, said Kaskersky, and new attack vectors could spell a coming resurgence

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DDoS attacks and 5G: everything you need to know

Security Boulevard

Cybersecurity geeks may already know this historical tidbit… The first DDoS attack occurred back in 1999, when a computer at the University of Minnesota suddenly came under attack from a network of 114 other computers infected with a malicious script called Trin00.

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BrandPost: Top Three Tactics for Optimizing DDoS Resiliency Testing

CSO Magazine

Cybersecurity is built to protect computer systems and networks from theft, damage, and service disruption from attacks such as distributed denial-of-service (DDoS). Using DDoS attacks as a smoke screen to distract from the real cybercrime underway.

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DDoS-for-Hire Boss Gets 13 Months Jail Time

Krebs on Security

A 21-year-old Illinois man was sentenced last week to 13 months in prison for running multiple DDoS-for-hire services that launched millions of attacks over several years. Justice Department, in just the first 13 months of the 27-month long conspiracy, Usatyuk’s booter users ordered approximately 3,829,812 DDoS attacks. But Usatyuk’s involvement in the DDoS-for-hire space very much predates that period.

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DDoS attacks in Q4 2020

SecureList

In December, Canada’s Laurentian University reported a DDoS attack. Educational institutions are recommended to use anti-DDoS solutions and strong firewall settings, and partner up with ISPs. In early October, a DDoS attack was reported by the PUBG Mobile team.

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DDoS attacks in Q1 2021

SecureList

Botnet operators use infected devices to carry out DDoS attacks or mine cryptocurrency. In Q1 2021, cybercriminals also found a host of new tools for amplifying DDoS attacks. RDP servers listening on UDP port 3389 were used to amplify DDoS attacks. DDoS attack dynamics.

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Active DDoS Attack – What to Do

Doctor Chaos

You will inevitably be affected by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack at some point. A DDoS attack is a shock to the system and how you react is everything. There is no need to confirm that the DDoS is working, as this will likely draw in more attackers. Don't Panic!

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Active DDoS Attack – What to Do

Doctor Chaos

You will inevitably be affected by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack at some point. A DDoS attack is a shock to the system and how you react is everything. There is no need to confirm that the DDoS is working, as this will likely draw in more attackers. Don't Panic!

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How to Know If You Are Under DDoS Attack

Security Boulevard

Nowadays, the term DDoS probably raises the heart rate of most webmasters. Though many don’t know exactly what a DDoS attack is, they do know the effect: an extremely sluggish or shut-down website. . Hopefully, we can help you handle DDoS attacks without having a full blown meltdown. .

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Why Banks Are Still A Top Target For DDoS Attacks

Security Boulevard

The post Why Banks Are Still A Top Target For DDoS Attacks appeared first on Blog. The post Why Banks Are Still A Top Target For DDoS Attacks appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Hackers abuse Plex Media servers for DDoS amplification attacks

Security Affairs

Netscout experts warn of DDoS-for-hire services abusing Plex Media servers to bounce junk traffic and amplify DDoS attacks. Netscout researchers found 27,000 Plex Media servers left exposed online that could be abused for DDoS attacks.

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DDoS Attacks Up 31% in Q1 2021: Report

Dark Reading

If pace continues, DDoS attack activity could surpass last year's 10-million attack threshold

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How a DDoS Attack on an Internet Service Provider Can Paralyze Critical Infrastructure

Security Boulevard

The motivation behind Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks is often unknown. And while DDoS attacks on business enterprises can result in huge commercial losses due to […]. Security Bloggers Network DDoS attacks DDoS Mitigation Digest

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How ransomware actors are adding DDoS attacks to their arsenals

Tech Republic Security

DDoS attacks increase the pressure on the victim to pay the ransom by adding another threat to combat, says NETSCOUT

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Google mitigated a 2.54 Tbps DDoS attack in 2017, the largest DDoS ever seen

Security Affairs

The Google Cloud team revealed that in September 2017 it has mitigated DDoS attack that reached 2.54 Tbps, the largest DDoS attack of ever. The Google Cloud team revealed that back in September 2017 it has mitigated a powerful DDoS attack that clocked at 2.54

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DDoS: An Underestimated Threat

Dark Reading

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have become more common, more powerful, and more useful to attackers. Here's how to fight back

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Plex Media servers are being abused for DDoS attacks

Zero Day

Cyber-security firm Netscout warns of new DDoS attack vector

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2021: Volumetric DDoS Attacks Rising Fast

Security Boulevard

In our 2020 DDoS retrospective, we highlighted the twists and turns of a very, very active threat landscape. So, it came as no surprise when 2021 threat actors continued to double down on DDoS. The post 2021: Volumetric DDoS Attacks Rising Fast appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Courts Hand Down Hard Jail Time for DDoS

Krebs on Security

On Friday, a 34-year-old Connecticut man received a whopping 10-year prison sentence for carrying out distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against a number of hospitals in 2014. Here across the pond, 34-year-old Martin Gottesfeld was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $443,000 in restitution for damages caused by a series of DDoS attacks he launched against several Boston-area hospitals in 2014.

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Abusing Windows RDP servers to amplify DDoS attacks

Security Affairs

Threat actors are abusing Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) servers to amplify Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Attackers are abusing Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) servers to amplify Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. SecurityAffairs – hacking, DDoS).

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TsuNAME flaw exposes DNS servers to DDoS attacks

Security Affairs

A flaw in some DNS resolvers, tracked as TsuNAME, can allow attackers to launch DDoS attacks against authoritative DNS servers. The flaw can be exploited by attackers to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against authoritative DNS servers.

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A massive DDoS knocked offline Belgian government websites

Security Affairs

A massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack shut down Belgiums’ government websites, internal networks were also impacted. Due to a DDoS-attack some Belnet customers are experiencing connectivity problems. SecurityAffairs – hacking, DDoS).

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DDoS Attacks Cresting Amid Pandemic

Threatpost

Most Recent ThreatLists Web Security coronavirus cybercrime DDoS Distributed Denial of Service Kaspersky NXNSAttack Pandemic rangeamp second quarter report work from homeAttacks were way up year-over-year in the second quarter as people continue to work from home.

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Belgian Public Institutions Crippled by Large DDoS Attack

Hot for Security

A yet-unknown threat actor launched a DDoS attack against the internet network used by the public administration and other official institutions in Belgium, briefly bringing the system down. Unfortunately, criminals could use DDoS attacks for a variety of reasons.

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Cybercriminals Now Using Plex Media Servers to Amplify DDoS Attacks

The Hacker News

A new distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) vector has ensnared Plex Media Server systems to amplify malicious traffic against targets to take them offline.

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A powerful DDoS attack hit Hungarian banks and telecoms services

Security Affairs

Hungarian financial institutions and telecommunications infrastructure were hit by a powerful DDoS attack originating from servers in Russia, China and Vietnam. A powerful DDoS attack hit some Hungarian banking and telecommunication services that briefly disrupted them.

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800Gbps DDoS extortion attack hits gambling company

Bleeping Computer

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks started strong this year, setting new records and taking the extortion trend that started last August to the next level. [.].

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DDoS attack knocks Belgian government websites offline

We Live Security

The post DDoS attack knocks Belgian government websites offline appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. The attack overwhelmed the systems of a Belgian ISP, leading to widespread service outages and disruptions.

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DDoS Attacks Skyrocket as Pandemic Bites

Threatpost

More people being online during lockdowns and work-from-home shifts has proven to be lucrative for DDoS-ers. Web Security coronavirus COVID-19 Cyberattacks DDoS Denial of Service Healthcare internet usage NeuStar Pandemic trend report volumetric attacks work from home

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DDoS attacks: Stronger than ever and increasingly used for extortion

CSO Magazine

At the same time, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, which have also traditionally been used to extort businesses, returned in force.

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German encrypted email service Tutanota suffers DDoS attacks

Security Affairs

The popular encrypted email service Tutanota was hit with a series of DDoS attacks this week targeting its website fist and its DNS providers later. Encrypted email service, Tutanota suffered a series of DDoS attacks that initially targeted the website and later its DNS providers.

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Top 5 DDoS Attack Challenges For Telecom Companies

SecureBlitz

This post will expose the top 5 DDoS attack challenges for Telecom companies. The post Top 5 DDoS Attack Challenges For Telecom Companies appeared first on SecureBlitz Cybersecurity. Tutorials Cyber attacks cyber threats cybersecurity company DDoS

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DDoS Attack on Belgium Parliament and Universities

CyberSecurity Insiders

DDoS aka distributed denial of service attack is a cyber attack variant where hackers use botnets to flood web servers with fake web traffic-thus disrupting web services on a partial or permanent note to many.

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Rising Demand for DDoS Protection Software Market By 2020-2028

The Hacker News

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is a malicious form of attack that disrupts the regular network traffic by overwhelming the website with more traffic than the server can handle.

DDoS amplify attack targets Citrix Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)

Security Affairs

Citrix confirmed that a DDoS attack is targeting Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) networking equipment. Anyone seen UDP reflect DDoS attacks on #citrix #netscaler lately?? It seems a worldwide UDP:443 (EDT) DDOS attack against #NetScaler #gateway is active since last night.

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