Attackers are experimenting with a new method of avoiding some DDoS mitigation solutions by employing the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) protocol to mask the source port of network packets sent during the DDoS flood.
A German hacker who launched DDoS attacks and tried to extort ransom payments from German and UK firms was sentenced last month to one year and ten months of probation.
On Tuesday the web site used to display the voting results for the Knox County, Tennessee mayoral primary was taken offline by a distributed denial-of-service attack. This prevented voters from being able to access the site and view the results of the primary.
Link11, a DDoS mitigation firm, says that DDoS attacks fell 60% across Europe following the takedown of WebStresser, the largest DDoS-for-hire portal on the market.
Europol officials have shut down WebStresser, a website where users could register and launch DDoS attacks after paying for a monthly plan, with prices starting as low as €15 ($18.25).
Security researcher Amir Khashayar Mohammadi has released today a new tool named Memfixed that can help victims of DDoS attacks carried out via Memcached servers.
Websites associated with the US National Rifle Association (NRA) have often been the targets of Memcached-based DDoS attacks, according to Qihoo 360's Network Security Research Laboratory (Netlab).
A mitigation mechanism is available for all victims who are under a DDoS attack carried out via Memcached servers.
Ukrainian authorities have sentenced two individuals —a man and a woman— to five years suspended sentences for launching DDoS attacks and running a DDoS extortion scheme.
Proof-of-concept code to run massive DDoS attacks using unsecured Memcached servers has been published online this week, along with a ready-made list of over 17,000 IP addresses belonging to vulnerable Memcached servers.
DDoS extortionists have already pounced on the Memcached DDoS attack vector in attempts to extract payments from attacked companies.
We have a new record for the largest DDoS attack ever detected. The new high mark is 1.3 Tbps (Terabits-per-second).
Crooks can abuse Memcached servers to launch insanely massive DDoS attacks using very few computational resources on their end.
The operators of a gaming server rental business are believed to have built an IoT DDoS botnet, which they are now offering as part of the server rental scheme.
At least three Dutch banks and the Dutch tax office reported on Monday suffering coordinated DDoS attacks against their respective infrastructures.
A member of the infamous Lizard Squad and PoodleCorp hacking groups pleaded guilty this week to charges of running a DDoS-for-hire platform that he and others used to launch DDoS attacks on targets across the globe.