Inside a New DDoS Amplification Attack Vector via Memcached Servers

Inside a New DDoS Amplification Attack Vector via Memcached Servers

We recently saw a new DDoS amplification attack vector via memcached servers that culminated in two massive DDoS amplification attacks on February 28. Both attacks were mitigated successfully. Here’s how memchached servers work and how the attacks unfolded. Memcached servers Unless updated within the last two days, memcached servers listen ... Read More
CVE-2018-6389 WordPress Parameter Resource Consumption Remote DoS

CVE-2018-6389 WordPress Parameter Resource Consumption Remote DoS

Yesterday (Monday, February 5, 2018), a zero-day vulnerability in WordPress core was disclosed, which allows an attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack against a vulnerable application. The vulnerability exists in the modules used to load JS and CSS files. These modules were designed to decrease page-loading time, ... Read More