Court documents obtained by Bleeping Computer reveal that the FBI has charged a Minnesota man for launching hundreds of DDoS attacks on companies all over the world, including his former employers and business partners.
UK authorities have arrested a 21-year-old man for launching DDoS attacks on online services like Google, Skype, and Pokemon, but also for selling malware online.
A US judge sentenced a 19-year-old teenager to three years probation for a prank gone wrong that resulted in the accidental DDoS and near crash of the Mariposa County's 911 emergency service.
Since mid-September, a new IoT botnet has grown to massive proportions. Codenamed IoT_reaper (Reaper for this article), researchers estimate its current size at nearly two million infected devices.
Google has removed eight apps from the official Play Store that were infected with the Sockbot Android malware.
A DDoS botnet first discovered in 2015 has ramped up activity during the summer and is responsible for over 900 DDoS attacks during the past four months, the biggest of which reached 45 Gbps.
In a move that's bound to rock the DDoS mitigation industry, Cloudflare announced yesterday its intention to offer DDoS protection at no extra costs during a DDoS attack's peak.
A group of DDoS extortionists using the name of Phantom Squad has sent out a massive spam wave to thousands of companies all over the globe, threating DDoS attacks on September 30, if victims do not pay a ransom demand.
Daniel Kaye, a 29-year-old hacker known under the nicknames of BestBuy and Popopret, will appear in a UK court today to face hacking charges related to his activity as master of one of the biggest Mirai botnets ever assembled.
Security researchers from Akamai, Cloudflare, Flashpoint, Google, Oracle Dyn, RiskIQ, Team Cymru, and a few other companies have worked together to take down a DDoS botnet made up of Android devices.
A list of thousands of fully working Telnet credentials has been sitting online on Pastebin since June 11, credentials that can be used by botnet herders to increase the size of their DDoS cannons.
A Fortinet report released this week highlights the importance of keeping secure systems up to date, or at least a few cycles off the main release, albeit this is not recommended, but better than leaving systems unpatched for years.
During the past week, there has been a sudden surge in online extortion campaigns, against regular users and security researchers alike.
Over the past six months, a large number of DDoS-for-hire platforms — also known as DDoS booters or DDoS stressors — have appeared in China, all sporting the same interface, and seeming to be based on the same source code.
Israeli authorities have officially charged two 19-year-old teenagers for running vDos, a DDoS-for-hire service, the largest such platform at the time it went down in the autumn of last year.
The author of the BrickerBot malware has claimed a cyber-attack that took place in various Indian states and has caused over 60,000 modems and routers to lose Internet connectivity.
On Friday, US authorities arrested a man on charges of launching DDoS attacks and making death and bomb threats against several targets including Leagle.com, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Metro News Canada, the official website of the Canadian government, and others.