Researchers at Check Point Research are tracking a new botnet dubbed "FreakOut" that's targeting vulnerabilities in Linux systems. The malware is creating a malicious network that has the potential to launch DDoS attacks.
Citrix is urging customers to implement a newly provided enhancement to its ADC and Gateway devices that is designed to block attackers from abusing the Datagram Transport Layer Security, or DTLS, protocol to amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks.
DDoS, one of the oldest types of cyberthreats, continues to pose major security risks for virtually every type of enterprise — small and large alike. And while some organizations might believe they’re a low-risk target, the growing reliance on internet connectivity to power business-critical applications leaves...
Citrix is warning its customers that attackers are taking advantage of the company's ADC products to conduct and amplify DDoS attacks, according to a notification published by the firm. A permanent fix to address this security issue won't be available until January.
One of those responsible for the massive Mirai-based DDoS attack launched in October 2016 that targeted domain name resolver Dyn and knocked Amazon, PayPal, Spotify, Twitter and others offline has pleaded guilty to federal charges.
Distributed denial-of-service attacks have not garnered much attention this year. But analysts say such attacks could surge, and they have the potential to be just as damaging as ransomware and other types of cyberthreats.
Ransomware attacks remain the top cyber-enabled threat seen by law enforcement. But phishing, business email compromises and other types of fraud - many now using a COVID-19 theme - also loom large, Europol warns in its latest Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment.
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.
Preparing for "common" distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks is no longer enough. Thanks to the growing array of online marketplaces, it is now possible for hackers to wreak havoc with virtually no knowledge of computer programming or networks. Attack tools and services are easy to access, making the pool of...
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.
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.