According to a CrowdStrike report, Linux malware and malware samples have increased by a lot in 2021 as compared to a year prior. One of the malware types has seen submissions increase by tenfold.
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Microsoft says Azure was easily able to handle a multi-Tbps (2.4Tbps) bandwidth DDoS attack, the largest it had ever faced. This attack was more than double larger than the one it took on last year.
A Ukraine-based hacker who created and coordinated various cyberattacks like DDoS, spamming, or brute-forcing, using his 100,000+ bots has been arrested today by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).
Cloudflare says it mitigated the largest DDoS attack ever with the help of its in-house DDoS protection daemon. According to its data, this massive attack brought in 17.2 million requests per second.
The Wikimedia Foundation is receiving $2.5 million in support from Craig Newmark Philanthropies. This news comes in the wake of a DDOS attack last week on Wikipedia that is still being investigated.
Wikipedia went offline today in many countries due to a broad DDOS attack. It looks like the service seems to have been resumed in several countries, though the incident is still being investigated.
Cloudflare has announced its new Spectrum service, which extends the company's DDoS protection service to any TCP protocol, including gaming services, remote server access, and email.
The tools to perform a terabit-level DDoS attack were made available this week with a list of 17,000 IP addresses of unsecured memcached servers. The same attack was used against GitHub last week.
A hacking group, going by the name of CyberTeam, was responsible for Skype's downtime since Monday. The attack appears to be winding down but now they're getting ready to hit Steam with a DDoS attack.
The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have released a warning for the public to be wary of a North Korean state sponsored hacker group that has been operating for 8 years.
In light of the DDoS attack that utilized IoT devices to cripple huge swaths of the internet last October, the FTC has launched a contest to find creative ways to secure "smart" products.
The European Commission became the target of a massive distributed denial of service on Thursday. No data was breached, though internet service was taken out for the better part of the day.
Although DDoS attacks have become quite common, attacks are still fairly successful when it comes to rendering a site or service inoperable. The Irish lotto is the latest victim of such an attack.