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Monday, May 27th, 2019

DDoS

Asian countries among the top countries hosting DDoS weapons

First iOS trojan exploiting Apple DRM design flaws infects any iOS device

A total of 23,487,185 Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) weapons are currently in the wild, ready to be exploited by cyber attackers according to A10 Networks’ latest State of DDoS Weapons Report.

2018 saw cybercriminals dropping basic DDoS operations

2018 saw cybercriminals dropping basic DDoS operations

However, the duration of mixed and HTTP flood attacks is growing, which suggests that malefactors are turning to more sophisticated DDoS attack techniques.

CenturyLink adds Singapore to global security operations center footprint

CenturyLink adds Singapore to global security operations center footprint

CenturyLink’s global security operations centers (SOCs) monitor over 114 billion NetFlow sessions per day, responding to and mitigating about 120 DDoS attacks per day.

Taiwan's APT deploys DDoS solution to protect network from cyberattacks

Taiwan’s APT deploys DDoS solution to protect network from cyberattacks

In 2017, Taiwan’s financial market was hit by Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and ransomware.

How proactive bot defense mitigates automated massive DDoS attacks

Early this year, malware compromised thousands of routers made by the Latvian company MikroTik, attacking a vulnerability made public in April 2018 via CIA hacking tools revealed by Wikileaks. More than 7,500 of the routers are reportedly being spied on by attackers forwarding network traffic data to remote servers. 

App protection amid evolving app landscape, automated attacks

WAFs remain the top means for securing applications, along with application scanning and penetration testing. Although they are not designed for bot detection and their policy-based approaches cannot adapt or scale to defend against large-scale bot attacks, it is still a preventive security control that significantly reduces the risk of web vulnerability exploitation.

Home Wi-Fi routers and IoT devices are being targeted by new cybersecurity attacks

Home Wi-Fi routers and IoT devices are being targeted by new cybersecurity attacks

The attackers carried out these attacks by targeting weak passwords and out-of-date software on the routers.

Amplification attacks and old botnets make a comeback

Amplification attacks and old botnets make a comeback

There is an increase in activity by both old and new botnets, growth in the popularity of amplification DDoS attacks and the return of long-lasting (multi-day) DDoS attacks, reveals a report published by Kaspersky Lab.

How Taiwan's Dong Hwa University stops DDoS attacks

How Taiwan’s Dong Hwa University stops DDoS attacks

Since its establishment in 1994, Taiwan’s National Dong Hwa University became more connected across the campus, making its environment more vulnerable to cyber attacks, especially to the ever-evolving, multi-vector DDoS attacks.

Akamai report finds sharp increase in credential abuse

First iOS trojan exploiting Apple DRM design flaws infects any iOS device

Newly released data that analyzed more than 7.3 trillion bot requests per month found a sharp increase in the threat of credential abuse, with more than 40 percent of login attempts being malicious.