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

20 Dangerous Types of Cybersecurity Threats

The cybersecurity threats in this year are more considerable than ever. Due to the emergence of efficient ransomware, coin miners, spyware, and so on, hacking has become a consistently profitable business. Knowing about cybersecurity threats is crucial because it livens up the safety measures. In addition, when you’re aware of what is up against you… Continue reading 20 Dangerous Types of Cybersecurity Threats

Russian Aviation agency switched to paper documents due to a hacker attack

The media, citing their own sources, report that at the end of last week, Russian Aviation agency suffered from a hacker attack, after which 65 TB of data was erased and it was necessary to temporarily switch to paper workflow. The Aviatorshchina Telegram channel was the first to report the attack, which wrote that as… Continue reading Russian Aviation agency switched to paper documents due to a hacker attack

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

TeamTNT mining botnet infected over 50,000 systems in three months

Trend Micro warns that since March 2021, the TeamTNT mining botnet from the same-named group has successfully compromised more than 50,000 systems. The TeamTNT group has been active since at least April 2020 and started with attacks on incorrectly configured Docker installations, infecting them with miners and bots for DDoS attacks. Then it became known… Continue reading TeamTNT mining botnet infected over 50,000 systems in three months

Akamai Says Powerful DDoS Attacks Are Becoming the Norm

According to Akamai’s calculations, powerful ransomware DDoS attacks are becoming the norm. Although they fall short of past records (recall last year’s 2.54 TB/sec attack or 1.35 TB/sec attack in 2018), it’s still a big problem. The fact is that three recent attacks are among the six largest DDoS attacks ever detected by Akamai. Experts… Continue reading Akamai Says Powerful DDoS Attacks Are Becoming the Norm

Hackers attack Microsoft Exchange servers on behalf of Brian Krebs

The well-known information security expert, journalist and author of the KrebsOnSecurity blog has repeatedly become a target for attacks and mockery of hackers. Now hackers are attack Microsoft Exchange servers with Proxylogon vulnerabilities on behalf of Brian Krebs. The fact is that Krebs is famous for his investigations and revelations, and over the long years… Continue reading Hackers attack Microsoft Exchange servers on behalf of Brian Krebs

Attackers using DCCP protocol for DDoS attacks

Akamai has noticed that attackers are using the little-known DCCP network protocol (Datagram Congestion Control Protocol) for DDoS attacks. This internet standard was approved in 2007 and helps monitoring network congestion for UDP-based communications. DCCP is especially effective for applications where data arriving at the wrong time becomes useless. For example, streaming, online gaming, and… Continue reading Attackers using DCCP protocol for DDoS attacks