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Over 15,000 Memcached DDoS Attacks Hit 7,100 Sites in Last 10 Days

Over 15,000 Memcached DDoS Attacks Hit 7,100 Sites in Last 10 Days

March 09, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Memcached reflections that recently fueled two most largest amplification DDoS attacks in the history have also helped other cybercrimin...
Turkish Hackers Are Giving Away Prizes For Participating In DDoS Attacks

Turkish Hackers Are Giving Away Prizes For Participating In DDoS Attacks

December 08, 2016Mohit Kumar
DDoS has become a game now that could knock any service offline. A Turkish hacking group is encouraging individuals to join its DDoS-fo...
Someone is Using Mirai Botnet to Shut Down Internet for an Entire Country

Someone is Using Mirai Botnet to Shut Down Internet for an Entire Country

November 03, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Note — We have published  an updated article on what really happened behind the alleged DDoS attack against Liberia using Mirai botnet....
Anti-DDoS Firm Staminus HACKED! Customers Data Leaked

Anti-DDoS Firm Staminus HACKED! Customers Data Leaked

March 14, 2016Mohit Kumar
Staminus Communications – a California-based hosting and DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) protection company – is recovering a massi...
Someone Just Tried to Take Down Internet's Backbone with 5 Million Queries/Sec

Someone Just Tried to Take Down Internet's Backbone with 5 Million Queries/Sec

December 09, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Someone just DDoSed one of the most critical organs of the Internet anatomy – The Internet's DNS Root Servers . Early last week,...
ProtonMail Paid Hackers $6000 Ransom in Bitcoin to Stop DDoS Attacks

ProtonMail Paid Hackers $6000 Ransom in Bitcoin to Stop DDoS Attacks

November 05, 2015Swati Khandelwal
The Geneva-based encrypted email service ProtonMail was forced to pay a  Ransom of almost $6,000 to stop sustained Denial-of-service (D...
TRAI leaked Over Million Email Addresses; Anonymous India takes Revenge

TRAI leaked Over Million Email Addresses; Anonymous India takes Revenge

April 27, 2015Swati Khandelwal
The official website of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has been allegedly hacked just hours after the site exposed mo...
GitHub hit by Massive DDoS Attack From China

GitHub hit by Massive DDoS Attack From China

March 27, 2015Mohit Kumar
Github – a popular coding website used by programmers to collaborate on software development – was hit by a large-scale distributed den...
Record-breaking 1Tbps Speed achieved Over 5G Mobile Connection

Record-breaking 1Tbps Speed achieved Over 5G Mobile Connection

February 25, 2015Swati Khandelwal
New Generations usually bring new base technologies, more network capacity for more data per user, and high speed Internet service, for ...
Sony PlayStation Network Taken Down By DDoS Attack

Sony PlayStation Network Taken Down By DDoS Attack

August 24, 2014Wang Wei
It’s been a bad weekend for Sony Playstation. The entire PlayStation Network was down much of the day after a dedicated distributed deni...
17-year-old Arrested for Massive DDoS Attack on Norway’s Financial Sector

17-year-old Arrested for Massive DDoS Attack on Norway’s Financial Sector

July 13, 2014Wang Wei
The Norwegian police have arrested and charged a 17-year-old for a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack earlier this week...
DNS Flood DDoS Attack Hit Video Gaming Industry with 90 Million Requests per Second

DNS Flood DDoS Attack Hit Video Gaming Industry with 90 Million Requests per Second

June 23, 2014Mohit Kumar
Hackers are leveraging large number of compromised machines (a botnet network) to carry out massive DNS Flood DDoS attack against a lar...
Largest DDoS Attack Hit Hong Kong Democracy Voting Website

Largest DDoS Attack Hit Hong Kong Democracy Voting Website

June 22, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Hackers and cyber attacks are getting evil and worst nightmare for companies day-by-day. Just last week a group of hackers ruined the code-h...
Anti-DDoS Services Abused to Carry Out DDoS Attack with 1.5 Billion Requests/Minute

Anti-DDoS Services Abused to Carry Out DDoS Attack with 1.5 Billion Requests/Minute

May 12, 2014Mohit Kumar
Till Now the Internet was encountering the traditional Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks , where a large number of compromise...
Vulnerability Allows Anyone to DDoS Websites Using Facebook Servers

Vulnerability Allows Anyone to DDoS Websites Using Facebook Servers

April 25, 2014Mohit Kumar
Reading a 'Note' created by anyone on the Facebook could trick you automatically to do malicious attacks against others unknowin...
Vulnerability in World Largest Video Site Turned Million of Visitors into DDoS Zombies

Vulnerability in World Largest Video Site Turned Million of Visitors into DDoS Zombies

April 03, 2014Mohit Kumar
An application layer or 'layer 7' distributed denial of service ( DDoS ) attacks is one of the most complicated web attack that ...
Over 20Gbps DDoS attacks Now Become Common for Hackers

Over 20Gbps DDoS attacks Now Become Common for Hackers

March 30, 2014Swati Khandelwal
The Distributed Denial of Service ( DDoS ) attack has become more sophisticated and complex and therefore has become one of the favorite...