Turkish National Charged for DDoS Attack on U.S. Company

  Authorities in the United States charged a Turkish national for launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) assaults against a Chicago-based multinational hospitality company using a now-defunct malware botnet.  Izzet Mert Ozek, 32, is accused of launching attacks against the Chicago multinational in August 2017 using WireX, a botnet developed using Android malware.  According to authorities, Ozek’s […]

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Bandwidth Suffers Outages Caused by DDoS Attack

  Within the last couple of days, Bandwidth.com has been the latest target of distributed denial of service attacks targeting VoIP companies.  Bandwidth, a firm providing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), services to companies and resellers, revealed that it suffered a failure after reporting on the DDoS attack on the 27th of September, Monday night.  […]

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Mēris Botnet is the Perpetrator Behind the DDoS Attack that Hit Yandex

  A new botnet dubbed Mēris has launched a record-breaking distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Russian internet company Yandex. The botnet is thought to have pounded the company’s web infrastructure with millions of HTTP requests before peaking at 21.8 million requests per second (RPS), surpassing a recent botnet-powered attack that pounded an unnamed Cloudflare customer […]

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New Zealand Banks and Post Offices Hit by a Cyber Attack

  On Wednesday, the websites of a number of financial institutions in New Zealand, as well as the country’s national postal service, were momentarily unavailable due to a cyber-attack, according to officials. A DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack targeting a number of organizations in the nation has been reported, according to the country’s Computer […]

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