Pierluigi Paganini May 12, 2024
Pro-Russia hackers targeted Kosovo’s government websites

Pro-Russia hackers targeted government websites in Kosovo in retaliation for the government’s support to Ukraine with military equipment. Pro-Russia hackers targeted Kosovo government websites, including the websites of the president and prime minister, with DDoS attacks. The attacks are a retaliation for Kosovo’s support of Ukraine with military equipment. Defense Minister Ejup Maqedonci claimed that […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 08, 2024
Unraveling the truth behind the DDoS attack from electric toothbrushes

Several media reported that three million electric toothbrushes were compromised and recruited into a DDoS botnet. Is it true? The Swiss newspaper Aargauer Zeitung first published the news of a DDoS attack, carried out on January 30, that involved three million compromised electric toothbrushes. The journalists reported that threat actors gained access to three million […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 10, 2023
After ChatGPT, Anonymous Sudan took down the Cloudflare website

After ChatGPT, Anonymous Sudan took down the Cloudflare website with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The hacktivist group Anonymous Sudan claimed responsibility for the massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that took down the website of Cloudflare. Cloudflare confirmed that a DDoS attack took down its website for a few minutes and ponited out that it did not […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 29, 2023
IT Army of Ukraine disrupted internet providers in territories occupied by Russia

IT Army of Ukraine hacktivists have temporarily disrupted internet services in some of the territories that have been occupied by Russia. Ukrainian hacktivists belonging to the IT Army of Ukraine group have temporarily disabled internet services in some of the territories that have been occupied by the Russian army. After the invasion of the Crimea and […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 26, 2023
Cloudflare mitigated 89 hyper-volumetric HTTP distributed DDoS attacks exceeding 100 million rps

Cloudflare mitigated thousands of hyper-volumetric HTTP distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks exploiting the flaw HTTP/2 Rapid Reset. Cloudflare DDoS threat report of 2023 states that the company has mitigated thousands of hyper-volumetric HTTP distributed denial-of-service attacks. 89 of the attacks mitigated by the company exceeded 100 million requests per second (rps), the largest attack peaked at […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 10, 2023
New ‘HTTP/2 Rapid Reset’ technique behind record-breaking DDoS attacks

A new DDoS technique named ‘HTTP/2 Rapid Reset’ is actively employed in attacks since August enabling record-breaking attacks. Researchers disclosed a new zero-day DDoS attack technique, named ‘HTTP/2 Rapid Reset’, that was exploited since August in record-breaking attacks. Google announced to have observed a new series of massive DDoS attacks that reached a peak of […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 09, 2023
Gaza-linked hackers and Pro-Russia groups are targeting Israel

Microsoft linked a Gaza-based threat actor tracked as Storm-1133 to a series of attacks aimed at private organizations in Israel. The fourth annual Digital Defense Report published by Microsoft linked a series of attacks against organizations in Israel to a Gaza-based threat actor that is tracking the campaign as Storm-1133. The Storm-1133 activity was observed in early […]

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 […]