Acquiring Area 1 Security has allowed Cloudflare to extend its network protection capabilities from DDoS attacks to phishing emails, says co-founder and CEO Matthew Prince. Area 1's technology means customers will enjoy a better rate of detection with fewer false positives than legacy offerings.
Pro-Kremlin KillNet hackers took down the website of the European Parliament on Wednesday in a DDoS attack that came just hours after the legislative body declared Russia a terrorist state. The website was still down late in the day as part of a string of hacktivist attacks against allied nations.
The U.S. government seized seven fake cryptocurrency domains used in a confidence scam based on long-term emotional manipulation of victims that netted criminals more than $10 million. Perpetrators scammed five victims by spoofing the website of the Singapore International Monetary Exchange.
Self-proclaimed Russian hacktivist group KillNet took responsibility for distributed denial-of-service attacks launched against the public websites of several U.S. airports. It emerged in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and in May tried to stop online voting for the Eurovision Song Contest.
One of the internet's worst websites is down following a weekend hack that may have exposed the email, password and IP address of Kiwi Farms users. A statement on the site says hackers gained access to site administrator Joshua Moon's account. Site users stalk transgender and nonbinary people.
Attackers could block access to every Contec patient monitoring device connected to a hospital network by sending a single malformed packet, security researchers warn. U.S. authorities say China-based Contec hasn't responded to outreach to fix the flaws.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including implications of the Russia-Ukraine cyberwar, the former CISA director’s somber message to the industry at Black Hat, and how the cryptocurrency landscape is changing.
Attackers could take advantage of a misconfiguration in Palo Alto firewalls to launch amplification DDoS attacks, a vulnerability that led the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency added the vulnerability its catalog of actively exploited vulnerabilities.
Ransomware karma: The notorious LockBit 3.0 ransomware gang's site has been disrupted via a days-long distributed-denial-of-service attack, with administrator LockBitSupp reporting that it appears to be retribution for the gang leaking files stolen from a recent victim: security firm Entrust.
Google detected and stopped one of the largest distributed denial-of-service incidents yet in a likely sighting of the Mēris botnet. Google is not releasing the identity of the victim, whose web servers faced 46 million https requests per second in the attack, which lasted for more than an hour.
Sandy Carielli, principal analyst at Forrester, shares research on the latest bot management trends. Forrester found that while bots affect security, e-commerce, marketing, fraud and other teams, security professionals are still the most common bot management users.
Lithuanian state energy company Ignitis Group was the victim of a distributed denial-of-service attack; a pro-Russian hacker group claimed responsibility. The Baltic nation is a supply chain chokepoint for Kaliningrad. Last month, it began enforcing EU sanctions on the Russian exclave.
Cloudflare says it detected and mitigated "the largest HTTPS DDoS attack on record." The 26 million requests per second DDoS attack likely originated from hacked virtual machines and servers kept by cloud computing hosts and was likely exacerbated by computationally intensive encrypted web traffic.
Viasat's satellite communications suffered an outage an hour before the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on Feb. 24. The company said it was a cyberattack, but did not identify the attacker. The U.S., U.K., EU and Ukraine have now attributed this attack to Russia.
Russia's use of wiper malware, DDoS attacks and targeted disinformation show it no longer depends on traditional methods in its war with Ukraine. John Walker, a professor and counterintelligence expert, says organizations need to be "more realistic" about how they handle cyberattacks.