Results for "ddos"
May 17, 2019 - The Department of Energy was subject to a DDoS attack that caused major disruptions in their operations. Is the smart grid ready for such an attack? Here are the lessons we can take away from the event.
April 29, 2019 - We've identified a new piece of malware that is connected to the Electrum botnet.
March 22, 2018 - How do DDoS attacks work? And how do we protect our organizations from the growing size and number of attacks?
March 2, 2018 - We take a look at the colossal DDoS attack on GitHub, the largest-ever on record. How did threat actors do it, and what can companies do to protect against it?
March 1, 2018 - A recent Chinese drive-by attack dropped Virut, an ancient virus that's been out of commission since 2013. So what was it doing in this modern attack?
February 23, 2018 - The Avzhan DDoS bot is back in the wild again, this time being dropped by a Chinese drive-by attack. In this post, we'll take a deep dive into its functionality and compare the sample we captured with the one described in the past.
A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is a network attack wherein threat actors force numerous systems (usually infected with malware) to send requests to a specific web server to crash, distract, or disrupt it enough that users are unable to connect to it.
For an in-depth look at DDoS attacks, see this page.
DDOS, or Distributed Denial of Service tools, are malicious applications designed to mount an attack against a service or website with the intention overwhelming it with false traffic and/or fake requests. This has the desired effect of tying up all available resources dealing with these requests, effectively denying access to legitimate users.
February 8, 2016 - This rogue CloudFlare page hides a malicious payload.