Double-extortion ransomware attacks on the rise

Zscaler announced a report featuring analysis of key ransomware trends and details about the most prolific ransomware actors, their attack tactics and the most vulnerable industries being targeted. The research team analyzed over 150 billion platform transactions and 36.5 billion blocked attacks between November 2019 and January 2021 to identify emerging ransomware variants, their origins, […]

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Maximizing a hybrid cloud approach with colocation

As a multi-tenant cloud environment, the public cloud offers companies with vast amounts of data a highly affordable option. However, it also presents a number of limitations including reliability challenges, a lack of control and transparency, and information security issues. First, uptime reliability can be a major issue for public cloud architectures. Popular cloud platforms […]

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Defending against Windows RDP attacks

In 2020, attacks against Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) grew by 768%, according to ESET. But this shouldn’t come as a surprise, given the massive increase in people working remotely during the pandemic. With enterprises resorting to making RDP services publicly available, hackers have taken notice. Some DDoS attacks are leveraging RDP servers to amplify […]

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TsuNAME flaw exposes DNS servers to DDoS attacks

A flaw in some DNS resolvers, tracked as TsuNAME, can allow attackers to launch DDoS attacks against authoritative DNS servers. Researchers at SIDN Labs (the R&D team of the registry for .nl domains), InternetNZ (the registry for .nz domains), and the Information Science Institute at the University of Southern California has discovered a vulnerability, named […]

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TsuNAME: New DNS Bug could be used to DDoS Authoritative DNS Servers

Security researchers have found extreme domain name system (DNS) fixes that hackers may use to conduct constructive denial-of-service attacks on authoritative DNS servers. The bug they refer to as TsuNAME has been discovered by researchers from SIDN Labs and InternetNZ. The bug is a humongous reflection-based distributed denial of service (DDoS) amplification function attacking authoritative […]

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