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Mirai Variant Adds Dozen New Exploits to Target Enterprise IoT Devices

Mirai Variant Adds Dozen New Exploits to Target Enterprise IoT Devices
March 19, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have uncovered a new variant of the infamous Mirai Internet of Things botnet , this time targeting embedded devices ...

Ukrainian Police Arrest 6 Hackers Linked to DDoS and Financial Attacks

Ukrainian Police Arrest 6 Hackers Linked to DDoS and Financial Attacks
January 17, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Ukrainian Police have this week busted out two separate groups of hackers involved in carrying out DDoS attacks against news agencies and...

DDoSing Hospital Networks Landed This Hacktivist in Jail for Over 10 Years

DDoSing Hospital Networks Landed This Hacktivist in Jail for Over 10 Years
January 11, 2019Mohit Kumar
A simple DDoS attack could land you in jail for 10 years or even more. A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to over 10 years in priso...

FBI Seizes 15 DDoS-For-Hire Websites, 3 Operators Charged

FBI Seizes 15 DDoS-For-Hire Websites, 3 Operators Charged
December 21, 2018Swati Khandelwal
The FBI just saved the Christmas. The U.S. Justice Department announced earlier today that the FBI has seized domains of 15 "DDoS-...

Hacker Who DDoSed Sony, EA and Steam Gaming Servers Pleads Guilty

Hacker Who DDoSed Sony, EA and Steam Gaming Servers Pleads Guilty
November 09, 2018Wang Wei
A 23-year-old hacker from Utah pleaded guilty this week to launching a series of denial-of-service (DoS) attacks against multiple online ...

Bitcoin Core Software Patches a Critical DDoS Attack Vulnerability

Bitcoin Core Software Patches a Critical DDoS Attack Vulnerability
September 25, 2018Swati Khandelwal
The Bitcoin Core development team has released an important update to patch a major DDoS vulnerability in its underlying software that co...

19-Year-Old Hacker Arrested Over Making Hoax School and Flight Bomb Threats

19-Year-Old Hacker Arrested Over Making Hoax School and Flight Bomb Threats
September 06, 2018Mohit Kumar
British police have arrested a 19-year-old teen who is an alleged member of Apophis Squad cybercriminal group responsible for making hoax...

FBI seizes control of a massive botnet that infected over 500,000 routers

FBI seizes control of a massive botnet that infected over 500,000 routers
May 24, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Shortly after Cisco's released its early report on a large-scale hacking campaign that infected over half a million routers and netwo...

Researchers unearth a huge botnet army of 500,000 hacked routers

Researchers unearth a huge botnet army of 500,000 hacked routers
May 23, 2018Swati Khandelwal
More than half a million routers and storage devices in dozens of countries have been infected with a piece of highly sophisticated IoT b...

Police Shut Down World's Biggest 'DDoS-for-Hire' Service–Admins Arrested

Police Shut Down World's Biggest 'DDoS-for-Hire' Service–Admins Arrested
April 25, 2018Mohit Kumar
In a major hit against international cybercriminals, the Dutch police have taken down the world's biggest DDoS-for-hire service that ...

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...

'Kill Switch' to Mitigate Memcached DDoS Attacks — Flush 'Em All

'Kill Switch' to Mitigate Memcached DDoS Attacks — Flush 'Em All
March 08, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have discovered a "kill switch" that could help companies protect their websites under massive DDoS attack...

Memcached DDoS Exploit Code and List of 17,000 Vulnerable Servers Released

Memcached DDoS Exploit Code and List of 17,000 Vulnerable Servers Released
March 07, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Two separate proofs-of-concept (PoC) exploit code for Memcached amplification attack have been released online that could allow even scri...

1.7 Tbps DDoS Attack — ​Memcached UDP Reflections Set New Record

1.7 Tbps DDoS Attack — ​Memcached UDP Reflections Set New Record
March 06, 2018Mohit Kumar
The bar has been raised. As more amplified attacks were expected following the record-breaking 1.35 Tbps Github DDoS attack , someone h...

Biggest-Ever DDoS Attack (1.35 Tbs) Hits Github Website

Biggest-Ever DDoS Attack (1.35 Tbs) Hits Github Website
March 02, 2018Mohit Kumar
On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, GitHub's code hosting website hit with the largest-ever distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack ...

Memcached Servers Abused for Massive Amplification DDoS Attacks

Memcached Servers Abused for Massive Amplification DDoS Attacks
February 28, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Cybercriminals have figured out a way to abuse widely-used Memcached servers to launch over 51,000 times powerful DDoS attacks than thei...

Unpatched DoS Flaw Could Help Anyone Take Down WordPress Websites

Unpatched DoS Flaw Could Help Anyone Take Down WordPress Websites
February 05, 2018Mohit Kumar
A simple yet serious application-level denial of service (DoS) vulnerability has been discovered in WordPress CMS platform that could all...

New Mirai Okiru Botnet targets devices running widely-used ARC Processors

New Mirai Okiru Botnet targets devices running widely-used ARC Processors
January 15, 2018Mohit Kumar
The cybersecurity threat landscape has never been more extensive and is most likely to grow exponentially in 2018. Although the origina...

Satori IoT Botnet Exploits Zero-Day to Zombify Huawei Routers

Satori IoT Botnet Exploits Zero-Day to Zombify Huawei Routers
December 23, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Although the original creators of the infamous IoT malware Mirai have already been arrested and sent to jail, the variants of the notori...
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