Pierluigi Paganini March 04, 2018
Recent Memcached DDoS attacks drive RDoS extortion practice

Crooks already started to blackmail companies asking for a ransom demand in Monero cryptocurrency to avoid being attacked via Memcached servers. Last week, the Github service was hit by the biggest-ever DDoS attack that peaked 1.35 Tbs by abusing the memcached protocol to power so-called memcached DDoS attacks. Researchers believe that threat actors in the wild will abuse misconfigured […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 31, 2016
Young hacker arrested for disrupting 911 Service with a TDoS attack

An 18-year-old man from Arizona, Meetkumar Hiteshbhai Desai, was arrested this week because he is suspected for the severe disruption of 911 service. A few weeks ago, a group of researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s Cyber-Security Research Center demonstrated how it is possible to significantly disrupt the US’ 911 emergency call system. An attacker […]