Although DDoS as a threat vector may have been overshadowed in the media as a result of several high-profile ransomware operations this year, instances of DDoS attacks show little sign of slowing down as a common tool for malicious actors.
According to new Digital Shadows research, 2020 saw the largest DDoS attack on record, peaking at rate of 2.3 terabytes per second and causing three days of downtime for the targeted business.
Researchers find traditional threshold-based attack detection is no longer reliable with new bit-and-piece changes
September 25, 2020
Attackers shifted tactics in Q2 2020, with a 570% increase in bit-and-piece DDoS attacks compared to the same period last year, according to the new Nexusguard Q2 2020 Threat Report. Perpetrators used bit-and-piece attacks to launch various amplification and elaborate UDP-based attacks to flood target networks with traffic.
U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that a Washington man has been sentenced to federal prison for his role in a long-running scheme in which he and his criminal associates developed distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) botnets.
Malicious actors are taking advantage of the opportunity to target exposed API endpoints and craft malware-infested images to facilitate distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and mine cryptocurrencies.
A new report by Digital Shadows Photon Research Team examines a newly launched DDoS protection filter mechanism dubbed EndGame advertised on the dark web community forum Dread, which required a combined effort from many parts of the dark web to create a solution for an ongoing problem that has been slowly killing off the cybercriminal scene one platform at a time.
Although distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) is an old school attack vector, it continues to be a serious threat to organizations. The monthly number of such attacks exceeds 400,000. To top it off, cybercriminals keep adding new DDoS mechanisms to their repertoire and security providers aren’t always prepared to tackle them. Here are 26 different types of DDoS attacks your security team needs to be ready for.
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned of a potential Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack that targeted a state-level voter registration and information site in a Private Industry Notification (PIN).
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