Game Over: Stopping DDoS Attacks Before They Start

Video games are poised for a revolution, but benefits will come to fruition only if the industry can guarantee consistent performance and availability. At one point or another, all online gamers have suffered from a sudden time lag or lost Wi-Fi connection at a crucial moment. Most players find these issues frustrating, but in some … Continue reading Game Over: Stopping DDoS Attacks Before They Start

Beware: New Matryosh DDoS Botnet Targeting Android-Based Devices

A nascent malware campaign has been spotted co-opting Android devices into a botnet with the primary purpose of carrying out distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Called "Matryosh" by Qihoo 360's Netlab researchers, the latest threat has been found reusing the Mirai botnet framework and propagates through exposed Android Debug Bridge (ADB) interfaces to infect Android devices … Continue reading Beware: New Matryosh DDoS Botnet Targeting Android-Based Devices

DDoS-Guard To Forfeit Internet Space Occupied by Parler

Parler, the beleaguered social network advertised as a “free speech” alternative to Facebook and Twitter, has had a tough month. Apple and Google removed the Parler app from their stores, and Amazon blocked the platform from using its hosting services. Parler has since found a home in DDoS-Guard, a Russian digital infrastructure company. But now … Continue reading DDoS-Guard To Forfeit Internet Space Occupied by Parler

DDoS amplify attack targets Citrix Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)

Citrix confirmed that a DDoS attack is targeting Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) networking equipment. The threat actors are using the Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) protocol as an amplification vector in attacks against Citrix appliances with EDT enabled. The DTLS protocol is a communications protocol for securing delay-sensitive apps and services that use datagram … Continue reading DDoS amplify attack targets Citrix Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)

Nation-state actor hit Google with the largest DDoS attack

In an overview of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) trends targeting its network links, Google revealed that in 2017 a nation-state actor used massive firepower that amounted to more than 2.54 terabits per second. The actor targeted thousands of Google IP addresses at the same time and used several attack methods in a campaign that span across … Continue reading Nation-state actor hit Google with the largest DDoS attack