Tag Archives: DDoS

Syntax errors are the doom of us all, including botnet authors

Enlarge / If you’re going to come at port 443, you best not miss (or forget to put a space between URL and port). Getty Images reader comments 24 with 0 posters participating Share this story KmsdBot, a cryptomining botnet that could also be used for denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks, broke into systems through weak secure… Read More »

European Parliament declares Russia a terrorism sponsor, then its site goes down

Enlarge / An iteration of what happens when your site gets shut down by a DDoS attack. reader comments 96 with 0 posters participating Share this story The European Parliament website was knocked offline for several hours on Wednesday by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that started shortly after the governing body voted to declare… Read More »

The record-setting DDoSes keep coming, with no end in sight

Enlarge / Drowning in a sea of data. reader comments 18 with 14 posters participating Share this story The record-vying distributed denial-of-service attacks keep coming, with two mitigation services reporting they encountered some of the biggest data bombardments ever by threat actors whose tactics and techniques are constantly evolving. On Monday, Imperva said it defended… Read More »

Pro-Russia threat group Killnet is pummeling Lithuania with DDoS attacks

Enlarge / Drowning in a sea of data. (credit: Getty Images) Internet services in Lithuania came under “intense” distributed denial of service attacks on Monday as the pro-Russia threat-actor group Killnet took credit. Killnet said its attacks were in retaliation regarding Lithuania’s recent banning of shipments sanctioned by the European Union to the Russian exclave… Read More »

Tsunami of junk traffic that broke DDoS records delivered by tiniest of botnets

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) A massive flood of malicious traffic that recently set a new distributed denial-of-service record came from an unlikely source. A botnet of just 5,000 devices was responsible, as extortionists and vandals continue to develop ever more powerful attacks to knock sites offline, security researchers said. The DDoS delivered… Read More »

One of the most powerful DDoSes ever targets cryptocurrency platform

reader comments 29 with 25 posters participating Share this story A cryptocurrency platform was recently on the receiving end of one of the biggest distributed denial-of-service attacks ever after threat actors bombarded it with 15.3 million requests, content delivery network Cloudflare said. DDoS attacks can be measured in several ways, including by the volume of… Read More »

New method that amplifies DDoSes by 4 billion-fold. What could go wrong?

reader comments 18 with 18 posters participating Share this story Cybercriminals who use giant floods of data to knock sites offline are leveraging a never-before-seen method that has the potential to increase the damaging effects of those floods by an unprecedented 4 billion times, researchers warned on Tuesday. Like many other types of distributed denial-of-service… Read More »

DDoSers are using a potent new method to deliver attacks of unthinkable size

reader comments 21 with 19 posters participating, including story author Share this story Last August, academic researchers discovered a potent new method for knocking sites offline: a fleet of misconfigured servers more than 100,000 strong that can amplify floods of junk data to once-unthinkable sizes. These attacks, in many cases, could result in an infinite… Read More »

Flood of malicious junk traffic makes Ukrainian websites unreachable

Getty Images reader comments 104 with 46 posters participating, including story author Share this story Ukraine’s defense ministry and two banks were knocked offline on Tuesday by a flood of malicious traffic designed to prevent people from visiting the sites, Ukraine’s information security center said. The distributed denial-of-service attacks targeted the websites for Ukraine’s defense… Read More »