DDoS

Pierluigi Paganini April 29, 2022
Ongoing DDoS attacks from compromised sites hit Ukraine

Ukraine CERT-UA warns of ongoing DDoS attacks targeting pro-Ukraine sites and the government web portal. Ukraine ‘s computer emergency response team (CERT-UA) announced that it is investigating, along with the National Bank of Ukraine (CSIRT-NBU), ongoing DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks targeting pro-Ukraine sites and the government web portal. The attacks originated from compromised […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 17, 2022
Enemybot, a new DDoS botnet appears in the threat landscape

Enemybot is a DDoS botnet that targeted several routers and web servers by exploiting known vulnerabilities. Researchers from Fortinet discovered a new DDoS botnet, tracked as Enemybot, that has targeted several routers and web servers by exploiting known vulnerabilities. The botnet targets multiple architectures, including arm, bsd, x64, and x86. The researchers attribute the botnet […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 09, 2022
A DDoS attack took down Finnish govt sites as Ukraine’s President addresses MPs

A massive DDoS attack took down Finnish government websites while Ukrainian President Zelenskyy addressed Finland’s members of parliament (MPs). On April 8, a denial-of-service attack took down the websites of the Finnish ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs. The attack started at about noon, while Ukrainian President Zelenskyy addressed Finland’s members of parliament (MPs). “A […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 04, 2022
Borat RAT, a new RAT that performs ransomware and DDoS attacks

Cyble researchers discovered a new remote access trojan (RAT) named Borat capable of conducting DDoS and ransomware attacks. Researchers from threat intelligence firm Cyble discovered a new RAT, named Borat, that enables operators to gain full access and remote control of an infected system. Unlike other RATs, the Borat RAT provides Ransomware and DDOS services […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 29, 2022
Compromised WordPress sites launch DDoS on Ukrainian websites

Threat actors compromised WordPress sites to deploy a script that was used to launch DDoS attacks, when they are visited, on Ukrainian websites. MalwareHunterTeam researchers discovered the malicious script on a compromised WordPress site, when the users were visiting the website the script launched a DDoS attack against ten Ukrainian sites. The JavaScript was designed […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 14, 2022
A massive DDoS attack hit Israel, government sites went offline

Many Israel government websites were offline after a cyberattack, defense sources claim that this is the largest-ever attack that hit the country. Israeli media reported that a massive DDoS attack has taken down many Israel government websites. The Jerusalem Post attributed the attack to an allegedly Iran-linked threat actor that claimed responsibility for the attack. Multiple […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 08, 2022
Google TAG: Russia, Belarus-linked APTs targeted Ukraine

Google TAG observed Russian, Belarusian, and Chinese threat actors targeting Ukraine and European government and military orgs. Google Threat Analysis Group (TAG), which focuses on the analysis of nation-state threat actors, revealed to have blocked attacks against hundreds of Ukrainians conducted by Belarus and Russian state-sponsored hackers. The attacks have been attributed to the Russia-linked […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 04, 2022
These are the sources of DDoS attacks against Russia, local NCCC warns

Russian government released a list containing IP addresses and domains behind DDoS attacks that hit Russian infrastructure after the invasion. While the conflict on the battlefield continues, hacktivists continue to target Russian infrastructure exposed online. The Russian National Coordinating Center for Computer Incidents (NCCC) released a massive list containing 17,576 IP addresses and 166 domains that were involved […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 19, 2022
White House and UK Gov attribute DDoS attacks on Ukraine to Russia’s GRU

The White House has linked the recent DDoS attacks against Ukraine ‘s banks and defense agencies to Russia’s GRU. The White House has linked the recent DDoS attacks that took offline the sites of banks and defense agencies of Ukraine to Russia’s Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces (aka GRU). This […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 15, 2022
Ukraine: Military defense agencies and banks hit by cyberattacks

Ukraine ‘s defense agencies and two state-owned banks were hit by Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. The Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces of Ukraine and state-owned banks, Privatbank (Ukraine’s largest bank) and Oschadbank were hit by Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. The website of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense has been taken down by the wave of […]