The latest news, views and education about distributed-denial-of-service attacks. New, sophisticated DDoS attacks have increased throughout the world, and security experts predict this trend will continue. Use this DDoS Resource Center for the latest information on detection, mitigation, incident response and ongoing risk management.
Researchers at the security firm Kaspersky say distributed denial-of-service attacks increased dramatically in the second quarter, most likely as a result of the shift to a remote workforce because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The FBI is warning of an increase in distributed denial-of-service attacks using amplification techniques that are targeting U.S. organizations. The bureau notes that it's seen an uptick in attack attempts since February.
It's common for security researchers to be ignored when reporting a software vulnerability. The latest example - vulnerabilities found by Independent Security Evaluators in a router made by China-based Tenda.
Cybercriminals have weaponized AI tools to easily bypass traditional security controls and create effective new attacks such as credential stuffing. That means it's time to shift to next gen cybersecurity, says Shuman Ghosemajumder of F5. And here are the technologies that will get you there.
The 'work from anywhere' experience has fundamentally changed how we work - and how cyber adversaries leverage email as an attack vector. Daniel McDermott and Gar O'Hara of Mimecast outline a holistic approach that focuses on email defense, awareness and response.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is warning of an increase in targeted distributed denial-of-service attacks against financial and government organizations worldwide. And security firms also are tracking the incidents in these and other sectors.
The start of classroom and online instruction at Hartford Public Schools in Connecticut was canceled Tuesday as a result of a ransomware attack - the latest in a series of online attacks, including distributed denial-of-service disruptions, that have interrupted some schools' return to teaching this fall.
The New Zealand Stock Exchange resumed trading in the early afternoon on Friday after the impacts of distributed denial-of-service disruptions reverberated into a fourth day. The hobbling of the exchange's trading has demonstrated that DDoS attacks remain an unpredictable threat.
Increasingly, cyber attacks are taking advantage of privileged accounts, and traditional PAM controls are not enough to defend against them. Tim Keeler of Remediant discusses the role of Zero Standing Privilege and just-in-time privileged account defense.
Lucifer, a botnet that has been infecting Windows devices with cryptominers and using compromised systems for distributed denial-of-service attacks, now has the ability to compromise Linux-based systems as well, according to Netscout's ATLAS Security Engineering & Response Team.
Copycats using well-known threat actor names, such as Fancy Bear and Armada Collective, are launching extortion campaigns tied to distributed denial-of-service attacks against financial institutions, according to Akamai's Security Intelligence Research Team.