Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) News

Pro-Russian Hacking Group Attacks Romanian Websites

Romanian government websites and other institutions were the target of a cyber attack Friday morning that the nation’s intelligence agency attributed to a pro-Russian hacking unit. The hacker group known as Killnet claimed credit for so-called distributed denial-of-service attack, which …

Russia’s Tech Giant Yandex Says It Repelled Biggest DDoS Attack in History

MOSCOW — A cyber attack on Russian tech giant Yandex’s servers in August and September was the largest known distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in the history of the internet, the company said on Thursday. The DDoS attack, in which hackers …

N. Zealand Stock Exchange Cyber Attack also Targeted Insurers, Banks, Financial Firms

More than 100 banks, exchanges, insurers and other financial firms worldwide were targets of the same type of cyber attack that crippled the New Zealand Stock Exchange in August, though they didn’t suffer the same extent of damage. Most companies …

How a 2020 Cyber Attack Brought the New Zealand Stock Exchange to Its Knees

The website of the New Zealand Stock Exchange slowed to a crawl on a Tuesday afternoon in August. It was so badly throttled that the exchange couldn’t post market announcements, as required by financial regulators. So with an hour left …

Hiscox Stages Cyber Attack to Show Small Businesses What It’s Like to Be Hacked

Hiscox, a specialist in small business and cyber insurance, recently staged a “real world” hack to demonstrate what a cyber attack would look like for small businesses. The insurer collaborated with UK bike manufacturer Brompton Bicycle, constructing overnight a complete …

Millions of Devices in Europe Remain Undefended Against Cyber Attacks: Report

A year after a wave of denial-of-service attacks knocked out major websites around the world, millions of unsecured printers, network gear and webcams remain undefended against attack across major European cities, a report published on Tuesday said. Computer security company …

Russia-Backed Hackers Suspected in Cyber Attacks of Baltic Energy Networks

Suspected Russia-backed hackers have launched exploratory cyber attacks against the energy networks of the Baltic states, sources said, raising security concerns inside the West’s main military alliance, NATO. Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, all members of NATO and the European Union, …

2017 Cyber Risks to Intensify as Hackers Become More Cunning: Report

Top cyber threats during 2017 are expected to include nation state cyber espionage, a rise in data integrity attacks and an increase in attacks harnessing Internet of Things (IoT) devices, according to a report published by Stroz Friedberg, an Aon …

Corporations Have ‘Alarmingly High’ Failure Rate with Their Cyber Defenses: Accenture

About one-third of targeted attempts to breach corporations’ cyber defenses succeed but three-quarters of executives remain unaccountably confident in their security strategies, Accenture Plc. reported Wednesday in a survey of 2,000 security officers representing large enterprises worldwide. The “alarmingly high” …

UK Banks Reluctant to Report Extent of Relentless Cyber Attacks

Britain’s banks are not reporting the full extent of cyber attacks to regulators for fear of punishment or bad publicity, bank executives and providers of security systems say. Reported attacks on financial institutions in Britain have risen from just 5 …