DNS amplification DDoS service

Pierluigi Paganini March 12, 2014
162,000 WordPress instances abused for DDoS attack

Sucuri firm detected a large DDOS attack that leveraged thousands of unsuspecting WordPress websites as indirect amplification vectors. The security community is threatened by a new botnet composed at least 162,000 WordPress-powered websites abused to run DDoS attacks. The technique of attack allows to flood a target with requests sent by WordPress servers that received a […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 09, 2014
DNS amplification botnet available in the underground

Security expert Dancho Danchev profiled a recently released DNS amplification DDoS service available for sale in the underground. Recently the cyber security expert Dancho Danchev profiled new DNS amplification DDoS bot available in the underground, a privileged attack tool for the criminal ecosystem. DDoS attacks observed last year were characterized by an increased magnitude because attackers adopted new techniques […]