Tag Archives: DDoS attack

Clever New DDoS Attack Gets a Lot of Bang for a Hacker’s Buck (Wired)

One of the trickiest things about stopping DDoS attacks is that hackers develop new variations on familiar themes. Researchers from Akamai's DDoS mitigation service Prolexic detail... More

DDoS-for-Hire Service Launches Mobile App (KrebsOnSecurity)

In May 2013 KrebsOnSecurity wrote about Ragebooter, a service that paying customers can use to launch powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks capable of knocking indi... More

FBI to DDoS Victims: Please Come Forward (Bank Info Security)

Have you been the victim of a distributed denial-of-service attack? If so, the FBI wants you to please come forward. The FBI is asking anyone in the United States who's been the v... More

Following the Money Hobbled vDOS Attack-for-Hire Service (Krebs on Security)

A new report proves the value of following the money in the fight against dodgy cybercrime services known as “booters” or “stressers” — virtual hired muscle that can be ... More

Cisco: Number of Major Global DDoS Attacks to Soar By 2021

The number of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks larger than 1 Gbps will soar from 1.3 million in 2016 to 3.1 million by 2021, Cisco projected June 8 as part of the Cisco... More

DDoS in 2017: Strap Yourself in for a Bumpy Ride (The Register)

DDoS attacks have been around since at least 2000, and they’re not going away. In fact, as the number of devices online grows, the volume and velocity of these attacks is also in... More

IoT Growing Faster Than the Ability to Defend It (Scientific American)

With this year’s approaching holiday gift season the rapidly growing “Internet of Things” or IoT—which was exploited to help shut down parts of the Web this past Friday—i... More

Lessons From the Dyn DDoS Attack (Schneier on Security)

In late October, someone took down numerous popular websites in a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against the domain name provider Dyn. DDoS attacks are neithe... More

Friday DDoS Attacks Impacted M&E in a Big Way

When cyber criminals Oct. 21 went after Dyn — which provides internet services for a host of companies — they used a a global distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack to bri... More

Attacks on the Internet Keep Getting Bigger and Nastier (ABC News)

Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids' toys bring the internet to its knees? It's beginning to look that way. On Friday, epic cyberattacks crippled a major int... More