DDoS attack detection and prevention
- April 05, 2019
As DDoS attacks continue to evolve, planning for DDoS attack prevention and mitigation has become a critical business priority. Radware's Daniel Smith offers advice.
- March 20, 2019
Researchers from Palo Alto Networks have spotted a new variant of the Mirai botnet that is targeting enterprise presentation systems and digital signage with 11 new exploits.
- March 07, 2019
FBI Special Agent Elliott Peterson gave RSA attendees a behind-the-scenes look at the investigation into the Mirai botnet following the devastating DDoS attacks in 2016.
- April 27, 2018
Webstresser.org, a popular DDoS-for-hire website, was taken down by several law enforcement agencies across the globe. Details are sparse, but arrests have reportedly been made.
- April 26, 2018
The Internet Society expands its Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security, or MANRS, to IXPs as a means to protect the internet from route hijacking, leaks and IP address spoofing.
- April 17, 2018
A variant of the Mirai IoT botnet is the suspected cause of distributed denial-of-service attacks on financial services companies earlier this year, according to Recorded Future.
- March 14, 2018
In this week's Risk & Repeat podcast, SearchSecurity editors discuss the Memcrashed exploit and the recent trend of record-setting DDoS attacks against enterprises.
- March 06, 2018
Five days after a record breaking terabit DDoS attack, a new 1.7Tbps DDoS attack was detected taking advantage of improperly secured memcached servers to launch a reflection attack.
- March 01, 2018
Memcrashed, a devastating new DDoS amplification attack that exploits UDP port 11211, is only possible when memcached servers are exposed to the public internet.
- September 28, 2017
Corero Network Security CEO Ashley Stephenson talks with SearchSecurity about the recent wave of powerful distributed denial-of-service attacks and how DDoS defense has changed.
- June 16, 2017
News roundup: DeltaCharlie malware is a threat to the U.S., according to a US-CERT warning about Hidden Cobra. Plus, a DVR flaw could create a bigger botnet than Mirai, and more.
- April 14, 2017
Security researchers discovered a new reflection attack method using CLDAP that can be used to generate destructive but efficient DDoS campaigns.
- February 24, 2017
News roundup: U.K. authorities arrested a suspect in the Mirai malware attack on Deutsche Telekom. Plus, a judge denies a government request to collect fingerprints, and more.
- February 10, 2017
Corero Network Security's Dave Larson talks with SearchSecurity about how DDoS defense has changed and why telecom service providers have struggled to keep up with new threats.
- February 08, 2017
Rapid7's Rebekah Brown and Tod Beardsley talk about IoT security issues, including new cars, blaming users for poor implementations and why NAT is the best firewall ever.
- February 07, 2017
Corero Network Security's Dave Larson talks with SearchSecurity about how the Mirai botnet attacks have forced companies to change their DDoS mitigation strategy.
- January 31, 2017
Rapid7's Beardsley and Brown offer insight on Mirai botnet attacks, while also sharing some of their craziest penetration testing and incident response experiences.
- November 14, 2016
Researchers claim 'BlackNurse,' a low-volume ICMP denial-of-service attack, can allow a laptop to bring down routers and firewalls with as little as 4 Mbps of malicious packets.
- November 01, 2016
A new nematode worm proof of concept could help the internet avoid the next massive Mirai IoT botnet DDoS attack, but experts are unsure of the legality of the option.
- October 28, 2016
As more details emerge on last week's massive Dyn DNS DDoS, new analysis indicated as few as 100,000 Mirai IoT botnet nodes were enlisted in the incident and reported attack rates up to 1.2 Tbps.
- October 28, 2016
In this Risk & Repeat podcast, SearchSecurity editors discuss the DDoS DNS attacks on Dyn and what they mean for DNS providers, IoT device manufacturers and enterprises.
- October 26, 2016
As the dust settles around the Dyn DNS DDoS attack, the perpetrator is most likely not a state actor, according to the director of national intelligence and Flashpoint.
- October 24, 2016
Users and companies suffer after Dyn DNS DDoS attacks disrupt access to top sites; links to the Mirai botnet raise more questions, as Dyn mops up.
- October 21, 2016
At least two DNS DDoS attacks on Dyn are disrupting access to many popular websites, users and companies on the Eastern U.S. are impacted.
- September 26, 2016
A series of potent, record-setting DDoS attacks hit several targets last week and apparently used IoT malware to infect and leverage a large number of internet connect devices.
- August 09, 2016
Black Hat: New research finds DDoS DNS amplification attacks are more likely to use SSDP than NTP and DDoS attacks may generally be smaller than reported.
- July 22, 2016
A DNS DDoS attack hit the Library of Congress, disrupting various Library services and websites for three days before IT staff was able to restore normal functionality.
- May 22, 2015
News roundup: New research highlights the changing nature of DDoS attack frequency and methodology. Plus: New malware strains double in second half of 2014; two new address bar spoofing vulnerabilities.
- April 02, 2015
Security experts say the largest DDoS attack in GitHub history, which lasted five days, was the work of the Chinese government.
- January 29, 2015
Reports of a 'hack back' DDoS attack by Sony stirred up acceptable use questions.
- November 21, 2014
New research shows that average DDoS attacks are growing larger and more prevalent as attackers have moved to exploit SSDP, the latest protocol to be abused for its amplification factor.
- June 25, 2014
NTP amplification had led to several recent massive DDoS attacks. Despite the good news, researchers say many other DDoS techniques remain unfixed.
- April 29, 2014
A new report indicated malicious actors are hiding behind DDoS attacks, successfully installing malware and stealing sensitive data undetected.
- April 03, 2014
NTP-based DDoS attacks are increasing, but a report warns that SYN floods are still more likely to cause enterprises damage.
- February 12, 2014
CloudFlare says a huge new DDoS attack targeting NTP hit speeds of nearly 400 Gbps. The company's CEO warns more such attacks are imminent.
- January 29, 2014
Data from Arbor Networks shows an increase in DNS amplification attacks and application-layer DDoS attacks.
- December 02, 2013
Through a $370 million deal to buy DDoS mitigation provider Prolexic, Akamai aims to assemble a more complete set of enterprise security services.
- August 06, 2013
Ron Meyran, Radware's director of security solutions, answers our questions about DoS attack planning and execution.
- May 15, 2013
Though the Spamhaus DDoS attack showed the potential devastation of increasing bandwidth, DDoS attack trends show DDoS type to be just as important.
- September 27, 2012
Most distributed denial-of-service attacks are easily filtered out, but individuals with the technical skills can mirror legitimate traffic.
- September 11, 2012
GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner said the disruption was caused by an internal network glitch.
- July 02, 2012
With DDoS attacks increasing in frequency, size and complexity, it’s time for online businesses to start protecting themselves.
- June 08, 2012
Arbor Networks researchers found robust capabilities in the MP-DDoser/IP-Killer tool used to conduct powerful distributed denial-of-service attacks.
- February 07, 2011
Attackers are becoming more skilled at harvesting the amount of bandwidth available and selecting specific targets, a new report finds.
- January 28, 2010
IT and security executives at firms that own critical infrastructure facilities are concerned about the lack of security protecting underlying management systems from attack.
- January 20, 2010
Arbor Networks Inc. survey finds angst over botnet attacks targeting underlying systems, including DNS, load balancers and other back-end infrastructure.
- December 24, 2009
A flood of traffic caused general sluggishness and some outages an hour late Wednesday.
- July 08, 2009
The attacks, which started last weekend, shut down the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Transportation websites.
- May 18, 2007
Distributed denial-of-service attacks against Estonian computer systems probably originated from smaller groups in control of botnets rather than the Russian government, experts say.
- March 13, 2007
Domain name registrar-Web site host Go Daddy suffered a sustained distributed denial-of-service attack Sunday. The source and motive of the assault is still under investigation.
- March 30, 2006
Sun Microsystems made a splash last week by announcing the first generally available commercial grid computing service. However, it was quickly brought to its knees by a DDOS attack; it proved to be minor, but nonetheless turned the spotlight on the...
- March 08, 2005
Security researchers say this type of attack leaves enterprise customers of popular Windows products open to a denial of service. There is good news, though.
- April 21, 2004
A coding flaw in Cisco's IOS software for certain routers and switches could leave networks vulnerable to denial-of-service attacks.
- March 24, 2004
Cisco Systems announced a definitive acquisition agreement to purchase Riverhead Networks for $39 million. Antispam vendor Brightmail plane to go public.
- February 02, 2004
Embattled Unix vendor SCO Group fell victim this weekend to a distributed denial-of-service attack generated by the Mydoom-A worm. The company has established an alternate presence on the Web until the worm's kill date of Feb. 12.
- October 24, 2002
Monday's denial-of-service attacks on the infrastructure of the Internet is a sign of things to come, experts said. Attackers flooded the 13 root DNS (domain name system) servers with packets to knock them down. DNS servers are a critical piece of ...
- May 13, 2002
Canadian telco gets proactive about denial-of-service attacks