Akamai outage was caused by an issue with its Prolexic DDoS protection service

An outage suffered by CDN, cybersecurity and cloud services provider Akamai was caused by an issue with its Prolexic DDoS attack protection service. CDN, cybersecurity and cloud services provider Akamai revealed that the recent outage suffered by the company was caused by a problem with its Prolexic DDoS attack protection service. The Prolexic Routed DDoS … Continue reading Akamai outage was caused by an issue with its Prolexic DDoS protection service

Hiccup in Akamai’s DDoS Mitigation Service Triggers Massive String of Outages

An hour-long outage hit airlines, banks and the Hong Kong Stock exchange. It’s thought to have been caused by a DDoS mitigation service. UPDATE Major financial institutions, airlines and the Hong Kong stock exchange were knocked offline by a backfiring distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation service Thursday. The hour-long outage, which was triggered at approximately 1 … Continue reading Hiccup in Akamai’s DDoS Mitigation Service Triggers Massive String of Outages

Major blackouts across Puerto Rico. Are the DDoS and the fire linked?

A fire and cyberattack hit an electrical substation for the electricity provider Luma Energy, causing major blackouts across Puerto Rico. A large fire at the Luma’s Monacillo electrical substation in San Juan for Puerto Rico’s new electricity provider, Luma Energy, caused major blackouts across Puerto Rico on Thursday. BREAKING: Much of the Metro area of … Continue reading Major blackouts across Puerto Rico. Are the DDoS and the fire linked?

Fancy Lazarus Criminal Group Launches DDoS Extortion Campaign

'Fancy Lazarus' Criminal Group Launches DDoS Extortion Campaign The group has re-emerged after a brief hiatus with a new email campaign threatening a DDoS attack against businesses that don't pay ransom. A cybercriminal group with a rotating list of names has resurfaced with a new email attack campaign threatening to launch a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) … Continue reading Fancy Lazarus Criminal Group Launches DDoS Extortion Campaign

‘Fancy Lazarus’ Cyberattackers Ramp up Ransom DDoS Efforts

The group, known for masquerading as various APT groups, is back with a spate of attacks on U.S. companies. A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) extortion group has blazed back on the cybercrime scene, this time under the name of “Fancy Lazarus.” It’s been launching a series of new attacks that may or may not have any … Continue reading ‘Fancy Lazarus’ Cyberattackers Ramp up Ransom DDoS Efforts

Keksec Cybergang Debuts Simps Botnet for Gaming DDoS

The newly discovered malware infects IoT devices in tandem with the prolific Gafgyt botnet, using known security vulnerabilities. A recently developed botnet named “Simps” has emerged from the cyber-underground to carry out distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on gaming targets and others, using internet of things (IoT) nodes. It’s part of the toolset used by the … Continue reading Keksec Cybergang Debuts Simps Botnet for Gaming DDoS

Wormable Windows Bug Opens Door to DoS, RCE

Microsoft’s May Patch Tuesday release addressed a modest 55 cybersecurity vulnerabilities, including just four critical bugs. It’s the smallest monthly update from the computing giant since 2020, but it does contain a patch for a concerning wormable vulnerability found in the Windows OS. The good news is that none of the vulnerabilities are being actively … Continue reading Wormable Windows Bug Opens Door to DoS, RCE

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