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No, Toothbrushes Were Not Used in a Massive DDoS Attack

Schneier on Security

million smart toothbrushes were hacked and used in a DDoS attack is false. The widely reported story last week that 1.5 Near as I can tell, a German reporter talking to someone at Fortinet got it wrong , and then everyone else ran with it without reading the German text. It was a hypothetical, which Fortinet eventually confirmed.

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German Police Raid DDoS-Friendly Host ‘FlyHosting’

Krebs on Security

Authorities in Germany this week seized Internet servers that powered FlyHosting , a dark web offering that catered to cybercriminals operating DDoS-for-hire services, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. “Police says: They support ddos attacks, C&C/C2 and stresser a bit too much. A seizure notice left on the FlyHosting domains. .

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Breaking News: Namecheap Hit by DDoS Attacks

Penetration Testing

Today, one of the internet giants, Namecheap has been hit by a series of DDoS attacks that threaten to disrupt its operations. Namecheap, an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar, and web hosting company, stands as... The post Breaking News: Namecheap Hit by DDoS Attacks appeared first on Penetration Testing.

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Are DDoS Simulation Tests Legal?

Security Boulevard

DDoS simulation tests fall into a different legal category than real DDoS attacks carried out by hackers. In the United States, for example, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act considers a DDoS attack to be a cybercrime with serious prison time and fines.

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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. Tucker Preston , 22, of Macon, Ga., ” Preston declined to comment for this story.

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DDoS Evolves: 2023 Trends Reveal Attackers Shift Tactics, Target E-commerce

Penetration Testing

2023 was a year of marked transformation in the world of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

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UK Sets Up Fake Booter Sites To Muddy DDoS Market

Krebs on Security

The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has been busy setting up phony DDoS-for-hire websites that seek to collect information on users, remind them that launching DDoS attacks is illegal, and generally increase the level of paranoia for people looking to hire such services. In mid-December 2022, the U.S.

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