A10 Networks found an increase in DDoS attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic as attackers exploited new DDoS tools, 5G networks, and the increasing number of connected devices.
Researchers attribute the sharp rise in DDoS attacks to malicious efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic when most consumers became dependent on online services while workers started working from home.
Billions of devices may be affected by a UPnP vulnerability that allows hackers to conduct a DDoS attack and perform data exfiltration on the local network.
U.S. face cyber challenges amidst the pandemic with a DDoS attack on Federal health agency and an ongoing disinformation campaign that sows fear and confusion in the public.
Cybercriminals could run DDoS attacks on Next Generation 911 systems by using anonymized phones to issue repeated emergency calls that cannot be blocked by the network.
DDoS attacks on IoT devices continue to grow with report showing an increasing trend in using WS-Discovery (WSD) to amplify the effectiveness of attacks by up to 95%.
South African Banking Risk Information Centre warned that banks in the country had been experiencing repeated DDoS attacks and ransom notes were delivered to a number of staff email addresses.
For nearly eight-hours, AWS DNS servers were hit by a sustained DDoS attack. The servers were essentially jammed such that their basic mitigations appeared to have little or no effect.