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 […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 26, 2020
A powerful DDoS attack hit Hungarian banks and telecoms services

Hungarian financial institutions and telecommunications infrastructure were hit by a powerful DDoS attack originating from servers in Russia, China and Vietnam A powerful DDoS attack hit some Hungarian banking and telecommunication services that briefly disrupted them. According to telecoms firm Magyar Telekom, the attack took place on Thursday and was launched from servers in Russia, […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 19, 2020
German encrypted email service Tutanota suffers DDoS attacks

The popular encrypted email service Tutanota was hit with a series of DDoS attacks this week targeting its website fist and its DNS providers later. Encrypted email service, Tutanota suffered a series of DDoS attacks that initially targeted the website and later its DNS providers. The company currently has over 2 million users, some of them were not […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 15, 2020
Experts warn of surge in DDoS attacks targeting education institutions

Experts warn of a surge in the DDoS attacks against education institutions and the academic industry across the world. While the popularity of online learning is increasing due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, threat actors are launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) on education institutions and the academic industry across the world. The DDoS attacks are causing […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 27, 2020
New Zealand stock exchange (NZX) halted 2 days by DDoS attack

New Zealand’s stock exchange (NZX) confirmed it was hit by a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack from abroad that knocked it offline two days. New Zealand’s stock exchange (NZX) has been hit by distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that took it offline for two days, trading activity was interrupted until the connectivity was restored. According […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 26, 2020
New Lucifer DDoS botnet targets Windows systems with multiple exploits

A new botnet, tracked as Lucifer, appeared in the threat landscape, it leverages close to a dozen exploits to hack Windows systems. A new botnet tracked as Lucifer appeared in the threat landscape, it leverages a dozen exploits for high and critical severity flaws affecting Windows systems. Upon infecting a system the bot turns it […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 25, 2020
Akamai mitigated the largest ever PPS DDoS attack

Akamai announced to have mitigated a record distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that hit a European bank. Akamai revealed that a bank in Europe was hit by a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that peaked a record 809 million packets per second (PPS). “On June 21, 2020, Akamai mitigated the largest packet per second (PPS) distributed […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 17, 2020
AWS mitigated largest DDoS attack ever of 2.3 Tbps

AWS announced it has mitigated a 2.3 Tbps DDoS attack, the largest ever, which surpassed the previous record of 1.7 Tbps that took place in March 2018. Amazon announced it has mitigated the largest ever DDoS attack of 2.3 Tbps, the news is surprising if we consider that the previous record was of 1.7 Tbps […]