The LockBit Group Is Taking on DDoS Attacks

Last week, after the information security company Entrust was hacked, the LockBit hacker group was subjected to powerful DDoS attacks. Now the hackers say they have improved DDoS protection and plan to do triple extortion in the future, using such attacks as additional leverage on victims. Let me remind you that we also reported that… Continue reading The LockBit Group Is Taking on DDoS Attacks

NetSupport and RaccoonStealer malware spreads masked as Cloudflare warnings

Unknown attackers hacked WordPress sites to send fake DDoS protection notifications supposedly coming from Cloudflare and through such fakes, the attackers users with NetSupport RAT and the RaccoonStealer infostealer (aka Raccoon). Let me remind you that we also talked about the fact that Hackers create scam e-commerce sites over hacked WordPress sites, and also that… Continue reading NetSupport and RaccoonStealer malware spreads masked as Cloudflare warnings

Fake DDoS App Targets Pro-Ukrainian Hacktivists

Google Threat Analysis Group (TAG) specialists reported that the Russian-speaking group Turla (aka Waterbug and Venomous Bear) created a fake Android application, allegedly designed to carry out DDoS attacks and target pro-Ukrainian hacktivists. Let me remind you that we also wrote that Microsoft Accuses Russia of Cyberattacks against Ukraine’s Allies, and also that TrickBot Hack… Continue reading Fake DDoS App Targets Pro-Ukrainian Hacktivists

DDoS Booter & IP Stresser

The toolkit of cybersecurity specialists in companies does not consist only of security tools. To imitate the intruders, they apply using the tools like IP stressers. These tools aim at creating an environment and circumstances similar to the real attack. There is also an evil counterpart of IP stressers – DDoS-booters. But how do they… Continue reading DDoS Booter & IP Stresser

DDoS Attacks: 6 Tried-and-Tested Methods How to Prevent It

DDoS Attacks: 6 Tried-and-Tested Methods How to Prevent It Before considering how to prevent DDoS attacks, we first consider this definition. Because without understanding what is at stake, it will be hard for us to take action. The DDoS attack is a cyberattack “denial of service” that aims to harm the user and make the… Continue reading DDoS Attacks: 6 Tried-and-Tested Methods How to Prevent It

Warning Signs Of DDoS Attack: Symptoms

Warning Signs Of DDoS Attack: Symptoms

DDoS attacks can sometimes have devastating effects on various internet users. This particular type of cyber threat can put on hold different internal operations, create negative relationships with customers and generally make websites inaccessible. DDoS Attacks Target Businesses And Ordinary Users Not only various businesses suffer from DDoS attacks but also ordinary users can sometimes… Continue reading Warning Signs Of DDoS Attack: Symptoms

Google Has Disabled Some of the Global Cache Servers in Russia

Media reports say that Google is notifying ISPs in Russia that it is shutting down its Google Global Cache (GGC) servers, which speed up the loading of its services, including YouTube content. These changes are reported by RBC, citing two of its own sources in the telecommunications industry. Let me also remind you that we… Continue reading Google Has Disabled Some of the Global Cache Servers in Russia

What is a Smurf Attack? How Does It Work?

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Smurfing, or smurf attack, is a kind of DDoS attack. It has a pretty easy mechanism, but counteracting it may be as hard as it could be with the most sophisticated types of denial attacks. Let’s check how that works, and figure out how to mirror that attack as well as decrease the chances to… Continue reading What is a Smurf Attack? How Does It Work?

Ukraine Was Hit by DDoS Attacks from Hacked WordPress Sites

Ukrainian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UA) said that Ukraine was hit by large-scale DDoS attacks. CERT-UA has published a report on ongoing DDoS attacks on Ukrainian websites and a government web portal. Unknown attackers compromise WordPress sites and inject malicious JavaScript code into the HTML structure. The script is base64 encoded to avoid detection like… Continue reading Ukraine Was Hit by DDoS Attacks from Hacked WordPress Sites

Akamai Researchers Say DDoS Attacks Amplification for 4 Billion Times

This week, Akamai experts discovered a unique DDoS amplification vector that can achieve a 4.3 billion to one attack repelling or amplification ratio. The new attack vector is based on the abuse of unprotected Mitel MiCollab and MiVoice Business Express systems, which act as gateways between virtual PBXs and the Internet and have a dangerous… Continue reading Akamai Researchers Say DDoS Attacks Amplification for 4 Billion Times