Ransomware karma: The notorious LockBit 3.0 ransomware gang's site has been disrupted via a days-long distributed-denial-of-service attack, with administrator LockBitSupp reporting that it appears to be retribution for the gang leaking files stolen from a recent victim: security firm Entrust.
In 2021, it was reported that over 67,500 cybercrimes occurred in Australia, which is an increase of 13% compared to the previous year. This reiterates that despite implementing strong policies and controls, due diligence is needed to help thwart cybercriminals who continue attempting advanced and sophisticated...
Three months after Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine began, a report from the State Cyber Defense Center's Cyber Rapid Response Team takes a look back at the turbulence the nation has faced in its cyber sphere during Q1 2022 and considers the way ahead.
Microsoft has observed a 254% increase in activity over the past six months from a Linux Trojan called XorDdos. First discovered in 2014, XorDdos was named after its denial-of-service-related activities on Linux endpoints and servers and its usage of XOR-based encryption for its communications.
Containers and cloud-based resources are being used to launch DoS attacks against Russian, Belarusian and Lithuanian websites. Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike's researchers say that through their Docker Engine honeypots, they observed two different Docker images targeting these assets.
The Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine and the National Bank of Ukraine are warning of massive DDoS attacks against pro-Ukrainian targets. The intelligence service in Romania, SRI, also warns of a similar type of attack targeting sites belonging to its national authorities.
With so much at stake, organizations have to formulate a framework of cybersecurity strategies that can adapt to new and evolving threats. Cybersecurity involves not just technological defenses but a comprehensive process that keeps employees updated about security policies, ensures there's a thorough evaluation of...
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.
Telecom company Voipfone has come under a severe "extortion-based" DDoS attack from foreign entities, according to a tweet by the U.K.-based company. The attack is likely a continuation of the one observed on Thursday, although the company stated that all its systems remained operational.
Dutch cybercrime police have a message for almost 30 users of an on-demand distributed denial-of-service site: We see what you're doing; now cut it out or we're going to arrest you. And not for the first time, the move shows police in Europe emphasizing ethical hacking pursuits instead for young adults.
Microsoft disclosed that it mitigated a 2.4 Tbps DDoS attack, which was 140% higher in scale than any previously recorded network volumetric event on Azure. The firm and some security experts say that attacks of this magnitude could wreak havoc on targeted companies and are difficult to mitigate.
An Illinois man has been found guilty of running subscription-based distributed denial-of-service attacks that enabled customers to launch DDoS strikes of their own. He is now facing a statutory maximum sentence of 35 years in federal prison when sentenced in January 2022.
Picking up where they left during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, bad actors have continued their onslaught of DDoS attacks during the 1st half of 2021. In this webinar join ISMG and NETSCOUT’s ATLAS Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT) to review key findings from their latest Threat Intelligence Report...