Pierluigi Paganini June 04, 2021
The dark web index 2021, report

PrivacyAffairs released the Dark Web Index 2021, the document provides the prices for illegal services/products available in the black marketplaces. Over the last couple of years, we’ve all had our attention fixed on one of two things: the global pandemic and the previous year’s presidential elections. Both issues are essential, and the pandemic has changed […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 18, 2021
Discovery of Simps Botnet Leads To Ties to Keksec Group

Uptycs’ threat research team discovered a new botnet, tracked as Simps botnet, attributed to Keksec group, which is focused on DDOS activities Uptycs’ threat research team has discovered a new Botnet named ‘Simps’ attributed to Keksec group primarily focussed on DDOS activities. We discovered the Simps Botnet binaries downloaded via shell script sample and Remote Code […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 09, 2021
TsuNAME flaw exposes DNS servers to DDoS attacks

A flaw in some DNS resolvers, tracked as TsuNAME, can allow attackers to launch DDoS attacks against authoritative DNS servers. Researchers at SIDN Labs (the R&D team of the registry for .nl domains), InternetNZ (the registry for .nz domains), and the Information Science Institute at the University of Southern California has discovered a vulnerability, named […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 04, 2021
A massive DDoS knocked offline Belgian government websites

A massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack shut down Belgiums’ government websites, internal networks were also impacted. A massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack hit most of the Belgium government’s IT network, according to the media the attack also knocked offline internal systems. People attempting to visit websites hosted on the Belnet network […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 01, 2021
Akamai dealt with an 800Gbps ransom DDoS against a gambling company

Akamai has recently involved in the mitigation of two of the largest known ransom DDoS attacks, one of them peaked at 800Gbps. CDN and cybersecurity firm Akamai warns of a worrying escalation in ransom DDoS attacks since the beginning of the year. The company recently mitigated three of the six biggest volumetric DDoS attacks it […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 07, 2021
REvil Ransomware gang uses DDoS attacks and voice calls to make pressure on the victims

The REvil ransomware operators are using DDoS attacks and voice calls to journalists and victim’s business partners to force victims to pay the ransom. The REvil/Sodinokibi ransomware operators announced that they are using DDoS attacks and voice calls to victim’s business partners and journalists to force the victims into pay the ransom. The announcement shows […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 22, 2021
Ukraine sites suffered massive attacks launched from Russian networks

Ukraine ‘s government accused unnamed Russian traffic networks as the source of massive attacks on Ukrainian security and defense websites. Today Ukraine accused unnamed Russian internet networks of massive attacks that targeted Ukrainian security and defense websites. The Ukrainian officials did not provide details about the attacks either the damage they have caused. “It was […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 05, 2021
Hackers abuse Plex Media servers for DDoS amplification attacks

Netscout experts warn of DDoS-for-hire services abusing Plex Media servers to bounce junk traffic and amplify DDoS attacks. Security researchers from Netscout discovered DDoS-for-hire services have found a way to abuse Plex Media servers to bounce junk traffic and amplify distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Plex Media Server is a personal media library and streaming system […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 25, 2020
DDoS amplify attack targets Citrix Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)

Citrix confirmed that a DDoS attack is targeting Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) networking equipment. The threat actors are using the Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) protocol as an amplification vector in attacks against Citrix appliances with EDT enabled. The DTLS protocol is a communications protocol for securing delay-sensitive apps and services that use datagram […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 16, 2020
Google mitigated a 2.54 Tbps DDoS attack in 2017, the largest DDoS ever seen

The Google Cloud team revealed that in September 2017 it has mitigated DDoS attack that reached 2.54 Tbps, the largest DDoS attack of ever. The Google Cloud team revealed that back in September 2017 it has mitigated a powerful DDoS attack that clocked at 2.54 Tbps. This attack is the largest distributed denial of service attack recorded to […]