DNS Security, A Never-Ending Story

DNS Security, A Never-Ending Story

Attackers have developed techniques that exploit the DNS’ infrastructure weaknesses. But what makes DNS such an attractive attack vector? The post DNS Security, A Never-Ending Story appeared first on Radware Blog ...
Top Five Most Infamous DDoS Attacks

Top Five Most Infamous DDoS Attacks

| | A10 Networks, aws, ddos, GitHub, Mirai
Guest article by Adrian Taylor, Regional VP of Sales for A10 Networks  Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are now everyday occurrences. Whether you’re a small non-profit or a huge multinational conglomerate, your ...
Vancouver Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Developing DDoS Botnets

Vancouver Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Developing DDoS Botnets

A Vancouver man received a federal prison sentence for his involvement in developing several distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) botnets. On June 25, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska announced that ...
New Charges, Sentencing in Satori IoT Botnet Conspiracy

New Charges, Sentencing in Satori IoT Botnet Conspiracy

The U.S. Justice Department today criminally charged a Canadian and a Northern Ireland man for allegedly conspiring to build multiple botnets that enslaved hundreds of thousands of routers and other Internet of ...
Owners of DDoS-for-Hire Service vDOS Get 6 Months Community Service

Owners of DDoS-for-Hire Service vDOS Get 6 Months Community Service

The co-owners of vDOS, a now-defunct service that for four years helped paying customers launch more than two million distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that knocked countless Internet users and websites offline, each ...
Who’s Viktor? Tracking down the XTC/Polaris Botnets.

Who’s Viktor? Tracking down the XTC/Polaris Botnets.

Even though Hoaxcalls reuses code from botnets such as Tsunami, Gafgyt and Mirai, the tactics and methods leveraged by the operators warrants a review. The post Who’s Viktor? Tracking down the XTC/Polaris ...
Zxyel Flaw Powers New Mirai IoT Botnet Strain

Zxyel Flaw Powers New Mirai IoT Botnet Strain

In February, hardware maker Zyxel fixed a zero-day vulnerability in its routers and VPN firewall products after KrebsOnSecurity told the company the flaw was being abused by attackers to break into devices ...
DDoS Mitigation Firm Founder Admits to DDoS

DDoS Mitigation Firm Founder Admits to DDoS

A Georgia man who co-founded a service designed to protect companies from crippling distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks has pleaded to paying a DDoS-for-hire service to launch attacks against others ...
Hold My Beer Mirai – Spinoff Named ‘LiquorBot’ Incorporates Cryptomining

Hold My Beer Mirai – Spinoff Named ‘LiquorBot’ Incorporates Cryptomining

The Mirai botnet that made headlines in 2016 for taking out infrastructure through large-scale network attacks has become a reference point in the security industry for the damage that large IoT botnets ...
‘Satori’ IoT Botnet Operator Pleads Guilty

‘Satori’ IoT Botnet Operator Pleads Guilty

A 21-year-old man from Vancouver, Wash. has pleaded guilty to federal hacking charges tied to his role in operating the "Satori" botnet, a crime machine powered by hacked Internet of Things (IoT) ...