Distributed Denial of Service

Pierluigi Paganini March 17, 2017
Global DDoS Threat Landscape Q4 2016 – US, UK and Netherlands top attacked countries

Imperva published the Global DDoS Threat Landscape Q4 2016, according to the experts the US, the UK and Netherlands are top attacked countries. Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks continue to represent a serious threat to organizations worldwide. The attacks are growing in size and level of sophistication according to the new report ‘Global DDoS Threat […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 04, 2016
A day attack with DDoS booter cost $60 and can cause $720k in damage

According to a study conducted by the experts at Arbor’s ASERT Team a day attack with a DDoS booter cost $60 and can cause $720k in damage. We have discussed several times about the concept of cybercrime-as-a-service, today I’ll show you a case related the offer for rent of distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks for less than US$60 per day. […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 12, 2014
opHackingCup, Anonymous is targeting Brazil WorldCup

As promised the collective Anonymous has started the opHackingCup hacking campaign against the Brazilian Government agencies and many other organizations. The group of Anonymous hacktivists a few hours before the start of the Brazil World Cup have started its hacking campaign against Brazilian Government organizations’ websites and official World Cup website (www.worldcup2014.gov.br), many other organizations are suffering […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 16, 2014
DDoS Protection Services hacked to arrange powerful DNS DDoS attack

Security Experts at Incapsula have recently detected a powerful DNS DDoS attack organized by attackers abusing DDoS Protection Services servers. Experts at Incapsula have detected early this month a powerful DNS DDoS attack that was launched from high-capacity servers, but the alarming news is that the attackers have abused resources of two separate DDoS protection service […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 26, 2014
How to abuse Facebook feature to conduct powerful DDoS attack

A researcher discovered a flaw in the section “notes” of the social network Facebook that could be exploited by anyone to conduct a powerful DDoS attack. The Security researcher Chaman Thapa, also known as chr13, discovered a vulnerability in the section ‘Notes’ of the popular social network Facebook that could be exploited by anyone to launch the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 12, 2014
Largest Ever 400Gbps Distributed Denial of Service NTP Amplification attack hit Cloudfare

Largest Ever 400Gbps Distributed Denial of Service NTP Amplification attack hits Europe servers of anti-DDoS protection firm Cloudfare. Despite  the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is a type of offensive easy to arrange, it is a very insidious threat for web services. A recent analysis revealed that the Distributed Denial of Service attack are increasing in magnitude […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 19, 2012
Prolexic Q3 2012 … a new generation of DDoS attacks

The second half of 2012 is started with an sensible increase of Distributed denial-of-service attacks against financial institutions and banking that caused several problems to the victims. To face with a so dangerous menace it’s fundament to analyze the phenomena starting from the data provided by security firms that desing solutions to protect companies from […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 15, 2012
Anonymous,from OpTrialAtHome to the streets,is time for changing

Another Saturday, another round, as announced today the group Anonymous has targeted government sites to protest against British government policy. Nothing new over last week, same goals, same mode of attack, the same result. On internet bounced messages of joy for having staged the second act of the operation called by the group #OpTrialAtHome.   Let’s start making some reflections on the real utility of these […]