Chaos, a new type of malware that can attack both Linux and Windows systems is spreading to amass resources for distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against online gaming companies. It has also been used against crypto exchanges and sites that offer items for in-game currency. .Once installed, the malware collects information about a targeted […]
A DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack is a malicious attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users. With the growing number of people and businesses relying on the Internet, the frequency and severity of these attacks has increased. One such attack recently took down an Eastern European website for […]
A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack happens when many computers send packets of data to one server simultaneously. These attacks can cripple a company’s website and render it inaccessible to consumers. ISPs have been providing DDoS protection for years, but some are starting to cut back on the service, so it’s important to know if your […]
The Most Common Complaints About WordPress Sites Hacked With Fake Cloudflare DDoS Alerts Pushing Malware, and Why They’re Bunk
A recent trend in hacking sites has been to disguise malware. They do this by changing the https scheme of the site to http, adding a custom Cloudflare URL, and then loading an unofficial page that downloads malware when it’s clicked on. These fake security pages are often used to display spam and phishing content […]
A new report released by Prolexic revealed some very interesting information about connections between the online gaming community, DDoS attacks, and fraudulent activity.
Prolexic is a leading provider of managed DDoS protection, security services and threat intelligence to enterprise organizations around the globe. The company was founded in 2006 as a specialist in DDoS mitigation and currently has over 1,000 customers in over 100 countries. Prolexic employs its proprietary DDoS management platform to provide advanced, real-time insights into […]
Are you one of those people who wonder what the different types of hackers are and why they’re classified based on their hat color?
You might not know that hackers’ hat colors can be traced back to the good old days when Western movies were super popular, the bad guys wore black, and the good men wore white hats. .Hackers are now wearing the colors of their hats as a symbol of their trade. The top hat and bowler […]
Many people are shocked to find out that Business internet is more expensive than Residential internet. The reason Business internet is more expensive than Residential internet is due to the monthly bandwidth charges on a Business line. Residential customers are charged based on the total amount of data they use while business customers are charged […]
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have been a big problem for years, but they seem to happen every day now. Groups like lone hackers, criminal gangs and hacktivists often use a variety of techniques to carry out these attacks and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight at this rate. The goal […]
What’s the difference between a DDoS risk assessment, penetration test and vulnerability assessment?
For any organization, understanding its network vulnerabilities is a critical first step in mitigating risks and managing its security posture. It’s important to know if you’re at a risk of being taken offline by a DDoS attack or if your servers have been compromised. A DDoS risk assessment will help an organization identify areas of […]
Mantis is the most powerful botnet to date and is considered a serious threat. Mantis has a wide range of capabilities such as spamming, denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, mining cryptocurrencies and more. It is estimated that this botnet has generated $140 million in revenue for its operators. Last month in June, Cloudflare reported on the largest […]