Some clever hackers found new ways to use the smart devices surrounding us, according to a report published last week by UK-based cyber-defense company Darktrace.
A 29-year-old man pleaded guilty in court on Friday to hijacking over 900,000 routers from the network of Deutsche Telekom, according to several reports in the German press.
The $1 million ransom payment paid last week by South Korean web hosting company Nayana has sparked new extortion attempts on South Korean companies.
In a US-CERT report released yesterday afternoon, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have published IOCs about a malware family known as DeltaCharlie, used by North Korea to create its private DDoS botnet.
In a statement released last night, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wanted to make sure everyone understood that it was a DDoS attack that prevented users from commenting on the proposal to knock down Net Neutrality, and not because of angry users flooding the site to complain about the FCC's decision.
The author of the Rakos malware has built himself a nicely-sized botnet, according to a post today by Renato Marinho of Morphus Labs.
A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems."
Today, a UK judge sentenced 19-year-old Adam Mudd to two years in prison for creating and running Titanium Stresser, a DDoS-for-hire service that was behind over 1.7 million DDoS attacks since 2013.
A Russian malware author is using codified tweets to start and stop DDoS attacks against desired targets. The DDoS attacks are launched from the computers of infected users using a peculiar piece of malware, which the attacker is spreading via a booby-trapped file named "driversUpdate.exe."
In a report released on Tuesday, Akamai says it spotted DDoS attacks leveraging the CLDAP protocol for the first time, and attacks using this protocol have the potential to incur serious damage, based on the opinion of its experts.
A Chinese company that manufactures white-labeled DVRs still hasn't patched a security flaw that's been targeted by IoT botnets for over a year.
Over the last two days, the ID Ransomware service was hit by two DDoS attacks launched by the author of the Enjey ransomware, embittered after ID Ransomware's creator, Michael Gillespie, had found a way to decrypt his ransomware.
Top Bitcoin trading platform Bitfinex was hit yesterday late night by what its experts categorized as a "severe DDoS attack."
Ransomware, ransomware, ransomware. It never seems to end. This week we see lots of little ransomware infections being developer or distributed. The good news is that we also have seen quite a few decryptors released to help those who were infected.
In the past week, two security firms, Dr.Web and Emsisoft, suffered DDoS attacks at the hands of cyber-criminals who attempted to bring down their websites as payback for meddling with their illegal activities.
A group of at least two hackers has tried to extort a ransom payment from the Lloyds Banking Group according to a copy of an email the hackers sent to a high-ranking executive.