The PBot botnet was the most significant DDoS malware around in Q2 2017. Malicious actors employed decades-old PHP code to craft the largest attack that security firm Akamai observed in the second quarter of last year, according to its quarterly … [Read more...] about What was the PBot Botnet?
At the end of last month, the infosec Twitter community was aflame with talk about the return of the Hajime IoT botnet, seeking out unpatched MikroTik devices to commandeer. Suspicious scans for port 8291 first alerted security researchers to its … [Read more...] about The Mysterious Hajime IoT Botnet Makes a Comeback
The APAC, or Asia-Pacific, region is fast becoming a hotspot for the construction of botnets that can launch crippling DDoS attacks. According to CenturyLink’s latest threat report on cybersecurity issues, China, South Korea, Japan, India and Hong … [Read more...] about APAC is a Hotspot for the Launch of DDoS Attacks
According to a new report from UK-based cybersecurity firm, Corero Network Security, businesses are increasingly losing significant amounts of money when a DDoS attack strikes. The report, which surveyed 327 security professionals worldwide, saw … [Read more...] about Businesses Losing Significant Amounts of Money in DDoS Attacks, According to Corero
According to new research by Recorded Future, Inc., a security company that specializes in machine-based threat intelligence, a new IoT botnet has been detected as the culprit behind a series of DDoS attacks on financial services companies earlier … [Read more...] about Researchers Detect New Iot Botnet DDoS Attacks
DNSSEC stands for Domain Name System Security Extensions, the intention of which is to protect DNS entries from attacks. DNS Security has been a focus of recent ‘improved’ security procedures, and if properly configured, adds a helpful layer of … [Read more...] about DNSSEC and the Problems it Unintentionally Creates
Nexusguard, a specialist in DDoS attack mitigation, produces a security threat report on a quarterly basis, based on the real-time data it collects year-round on threats facing businesses and service-provider networks around the globe. Nexusguard … [Read more...] about Nexusguard DDoS Threat Report for Q4-2017
Multi-vector DDoS attacks are when an attacker quickly shifts from launching one kind of DDoS attack to another to another. Chaining together different forms of DDoS attack has become a popular mode of attack since late 2015, and shows no sign of … [Read more...] about Multi-Vector DDoS Attacks are on the Rise
China Unicom, one of China’s largest communication service providers, is now building what it describes as “its biggest DDoS protection and mitigation system ever”. China Unicom is working in partnership with Taiwan-based security provider Genie … [Read more...] about China Unicom Launches one of the World’s Largest DDoS Protection Systems
Lizard Squad member, Zachary Buchta, was sentenced to three months in prison last week for his role in a “hacker-for-hire” service. Buchta who is 20 pleaded guilty in December 2017 for one count of conspiracy to commit damage to protected … [Read more...] about Lizard Squad Member Offers DDoS-for-Hire and is Jailed
Load balancing is a form of efficiently distributing incoming network traffic across multiple backend servers, also known as a server farm. Today’s websites serve hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of simultaneous requests from users or … [Read more...] about What is Load Balancing?
In October 2017, NETSCOUT Arbor collected data from 390 individuals within the operational security community to compile the company’s 13th annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR). 128 freeform and multiple choice questions were asked … [Read more...] about Arbor Networks 13th Security Report: Key Findings
Earlier this year, Operation Pleaides, an international law enforcement effort, took down at least one main target in the cybercriminal group DD4BC (Distributed-Denial-of-Service for Bitcoin). A Europol January press release celebrated the “arrest … [Read more...] about DD4BC, Its International Activities and Arrest
Nexusguard is seen as one of the top DDoS protection services for small and medium-sized organizations, which in addition to mitigating attacks will also optimize your online content through its role as a CDN and its global presence. Its service … [Read more...] about DDoS Protection Service: Nexusguard
Despite the huge growth in cloud-based DDoS protection and a perception that on-premises protection is out-of-date and old school, many security researchers believe that on-premises protection against DDoS is still the most effective kind of … [Read more...] about On-Premises DDoS Protection: Is it still necessary?