In the first half of December, StormWall specialists recorded a flood of DDoS attacks with a capacity of more than 1 Tbit/s, which lasted for several days. Essentially, the hackers attacked companies from the entertainment industry, online retail, publishers and the fintech sector, especially crypto services.
Transportation and logistics is a sensitive area of the economy that, for a variety of reasons, attracts increased attention from cybercriminals. The consequences of a DDoS attack can impact far beyond the enterprise itself, disrupting the workflow of thousands of other companies.
Current trends related to the popularity of IoT, the increase in the number of industries with operations online, and the expansion of 5G create favorable conditions for DDoS attacks.
Exchanges are a vital part of the cryptocurrency industry. But, usually having a centralized architecture, they are also some of the most vulnerable services in the world of digital currencies.
StormWall specialists have detected DDoS attacks conducted with the help of the most powerful botnet for the entire existence of the Internet. The maximum attack power reaches 2 Tbit/s, which at the moment is an absolute record among all attacks involving botnets. Most DDoS attacks were directed at the gaming industry.
Hundreds of thousands of gamers could not enjoy their favorite shooter due to a wave of DDoS attacks that rendered the game unplayable. The dev team made attempts to improve Titanfall’s security, but their success remains to be seen.
The Uptycs threat research group warns of a new botnet called The Simps. Its creation is credited to the criminal group Keksec, which specializes in DDoS attacks.
Network security experts have found an increase in attacks using Session Traversal Utilities for NAT (STUN). How to protect yourself?
Researchers at SIDN Labs, (.nl domain zone), InternetNZ (.nz domain zone) and the University of Southern California (Institute of Information Sciences) publicly disclose tsuNAME. Key Internet infrastructure of the national level could be at risk, according to researchers and practitioners.
Hundreds of Belgian state institutions, hospitals, universities and schools faced some problems with internet connection. According to Belnet’s status page, one of the massive DDoS attacks took place, disabling thousands of people from doing their jobs across the whole country.