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.
A Manchester judge spared a UK teen who was behind a large number of DDoS attacks of any prison time, sentencing the youth to 16 months detention, suspended for two years.
Almost three out of four Bitcoin exchanges and related cryptocurrency sites have suffered a DDoS attack in the third quarter of 2017, said DDoS mitigation firm Imperva Incapsula in a report released yesterday afternoon.
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.