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.
A new ongoing malware campaign is currently being conducted in the wild, targeting unpatched TOTOLINK routers. By leveraging a newly released exploit code, threat actors can use this variant of the Mirai botnet, called Beastmode, to potentially infect vulnerable devices.
When it comes to advanced threat response, 42% of financial institutions say their current abilities are average. Only 35% say automation currently plays a strong role. Josh Zelonis of Palo Alto Networks and Sid Srivastava of Accenture analyze the State of Security Automation in Financial Services.
Eighty percent of survey respondents say they either are well on the way or getting started toward becoming a "smart manufacturing company." Cloud migration, business resiliency and securing OT environments are among their priorities. Del Rodillas of Palo Alto Networks analyzes the survey results.
Fifty-three percent of survey respondents say cyberthreats became fiercer during COVID-19, and 17% say the pandemic disrupted their data security initiatives. These are among findings of a new survey sponsored by HelpSystems. Cary Hudgins analyzes the results and discusses how to put them to work.
On Monday night, Israeli government websites including those of the prime minister and the ministries of Interior, Health, Justice, and Welfare, went offline. The Israel National Cyber Directorate confirmed a massive DDoS attack against a communications provider, resulting in temporary access loss.
Pete Barker was a cybersecurity Digital Loss Prevention practitioner before joining SpyCloud as Director of Fraud & Identity. He saw first-hand the impact of COVID-19 on fraud incidents, which are more automated and broadly targeted. He explains how "COVID changed all the rules" and how defenders can raise their game.
An undisclosed website was the victim of a massive, dayslong distributed denial-of-service attack. The threat actor included a ransom note as part of the attack, instead of contacting the victim separately, and the DDoS attack has been mitigated, researchers at cybersecurity company Imperva say.
Zero trust, identity-first and perimeter-less security - they all need digital identities to establish digital trust. Join Sectigo's CSO and former Gartner analyst David Mahdi to learn about the importance of identity-first security and establishing digital trust for human and machine identities.