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INTERPOL Operation Sweeps Up Thousands of Cybercrime Servers Used for Ransomware,...

Massive public-private 'cyber surge' in Asia identifies hundreds of compromised websites in operation that spans multiple cybercriminal groups, activities.

Brit behind Titanium Stresser DDoS malware sent to chokey

20-year-old Herts man slapped with two years' stripey suntan time A Hertfordshire man has been jailed for two years after netting nearly £400,000 from the malware he wrote as a 15-year-old student.…

Rival IoT malware clash in a botnet territory battle

Mirai—a notorious malware that’s been enslaving IoT devices—has competition.A rival piece of programming has been infecting some of the same easy-to-hack internet-of-things (IoT) products, with a resiliency that surpasses Mirai, according to security researchers.[ Expand your security career horizons with these essential certifications for smart security pros. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security Report newsletter. ]“You can almost call it Mirai on steroids,” said Marshal Webb, CTO at BackConnect, a provider of services to protect against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

DDoS attacks abusing exposed LDAP servers on the rise

Each DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack seem to be larger than the last, and recent advisories from Akamai and Ixia indicate that attackers are stepping up their game.

As attackers expand their arsenal of reflection methods to target CLDAP ...

Hackers May Have DDoS’ed Brexit Vote Site: Report

British MPs suggest cyberattackers may have used DDoS attacks to bring site down before EU referendum.

New Breed of DDoS Attack On the Rise

Akamai Networks since October has detected and mitigated at least 50 DDoS attacks using Connectionless LDAP.

​Melbourne IT confirms DDoS attack behind DNS outage

Melbourne IT has said its DNS outage on Thursday was the result of a large distributed denial-of-service attack.

IBM Discovers Mirai IoT Botnet Deploying Bitcoin Mining Payload

IBM Security researchers have discovered that a variant of the Mirai IoT botnet was doing more than just performing DDoS attacks against targets.

New Mirai Variant Carries Out 54-Hour DDoS Attacks

Researchers are tracking a new variant of the Mirai malware after it launched a 54-hour long DDoS attack against a U.S. college.

Did you know: Crimelords behind DDoS attacks offer customer loyalty points?

Tweaking business models for greater 404 kerching The DDoS attack business has advanced to the point that running an attack can cost as little as $7 an hour, while the targeted company can end up losing thousands, if not millions of dollars.…

The cost of launching a DDoS attack

Almost anyone can fall victim to a DDoS attack.

They are relatively cheap and easy to organize, and can be highly effective if reliable protection is not in place.

Based on analysis of the data obtained from open sources, we managed to find out the current cost of a DDoS attack on the black market. We also established what exactly the cybercriminals behind DDoS attacks offer their customers.

Automating security? Robots can’t replace humans in decision loop

While technology can be used for malicious purposes, such as hardware used for DDoS attacks, it's the human that crafts the malware, determines the victim, and orchestrates the crime.