Pierluigi Paganini September 21, 2023
Pro-Russia hacker group NoName launched a DDoS attack on Canadian airports causing severe disruptions

Pro-Russia hacker group NoName is suspected to have launched a cyberattack that caused border checkpoint outages at several Canadian airports. A massive DDoS cyber attack, likely carried out by Pro-Russia hacker group NoName, severely impacted operations at several Canadian airports last week, reported Recorded Future News. Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) was able to mitigate […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 12, 2023
Anonymous Sudan launched a DDoS attack against Telegram

Anonymous Sudan launched a DDoS attack against Telegram after the company suspended the account of the group. The hacker collective Anonymous Sudan (aka Storm-1359) has launched a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against Telegram in retaliation for the suspension of their primary account. “In a recent update, a well-known and notorious threat actor declared their targeting […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 10, 2023
Akamai prevented the largest DDoS attack on a US financial company

Akamai announced it has mitigated the largest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on a U.S. financial company. Cybersecurity firm Akamai successfully identified and prevented a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack targeting an unnamed, leading American financial institution. The attack took place last week and the malicious traffic peaked at 633.7 gigabits per second. The attack lasted for […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 05, 2023
A massive DDoS attack took down the site of the German financial agency BaFin

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack took the site of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) down. A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack took the site of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) down for some days. It is not clear who is behind the DDoS attack, but the media speculate that it was launched […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 19, 2023
Diicot cybercrime gang expands its attack capabilities

Researchers found evidence that Diicot threat actors are expanding their capabilities with new payloads and the Cayosin Botnet. Cado researchers recently detected an interesting attack pattern linked to an emerging cybercrime group tracked as Diicot (formerly, “Mexals”) and described in analyses published by Akamai and Bitdefender. The experts discovered several payloads, some of which were not publicly known, […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 18, 2023
Microsoft: June Outlook and cloud platform outages were caused by DDoS

Microsoft confirmed that the recent outages to the Azure, Outlook, and OneDrive services were caused by cyber attacks. In early June, Microsoft suffered severe outages for some of its services, including Outlook email, OneDrive file-sharing apps, and the cloud computing infrastructure Azure. A collective known as Anonymous Sudan (aka Storm-1359) claimed responsibility for the DDoS […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 17, 2023
Law enforcement shutdown a long-standing DDoS-for-hire service

Polish police, as part of the international law enforcement operation PowerOFF, dismantled a DDoS-for-hire service that has been active since at least 2013. An international operation codenamed PowerOff led to the shutdown of a DDoS-for-hire service that has been active since at least 2013. The operation was conducted by the Polish Central Bureau for Combating […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 26, 2023
Dark Frost Botnet targets the gaming sector with powerful DDoS

Researchers spotted a new botnet dubbed Dark Frost that is used to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against the gaming industry. Researchers from Akamai discovered a new botnet called Dark Frost that was employed in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The botnet borrows code from several popular bot families, including Mirai, Gafgyt, and Qbot. The Dark Frost botnet was […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 09, 2023
Fortinet warns of a spike of the activity linked to AndoryuBot DDoS botnet

A DDoS botnet dubbed AndoryuBot has been observed exploiting an RCE, tracked as CVE-2023-25717, in Ruckus access points. FortiGuard Labs researchers have recently observed a spike in attacks attempting to exploit the Ruckus Wireless Admin remote code execution vulnerability tracked as CVE-2023-25717. The activity is associated with a known DDoS botnet tracked as AndoryuBot that […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 09, 2023
FBI seized 13 domains linked to DDoS-for-hire platforms

The U.S. DoJ announced the seizure of 13 new domains associated with DDoS-for-hire platforms as part of Operation PowerOFF. The U.S. Justice Department announced the seizure of 13 domains linked to DDoS-for-hire services as part of a coordinated international law enforcement effort known as Operation PowerOFF. DDoS-for-hire or ‘booter’ services allows registered users to launch order DDoS […]