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DDoS Attack on Dyn DNS and Level3 Outages

Twitter, Reddit, Spotify, PSN, XBox, Netflix, Github, PayPal and bunch of other websites were offline earlier today. That’s because someone conducted a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the Dyn DNS, a world renowned Domain Name Servers (DNS) service provider. You can read the most recent status messages at DynDNS. So far there [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Attacks, Security|

Linux Trojan Linux.Mirai Source Code Leaked

The malicious program first appeared in May 2016, detected by Doctor Web after being added to its virus database under the name Linux.DDoS.87 and Linux.DDoS.89. The Trojan can work with with the SPARC, ARM, MIPS, SH-4, M68K architectures and Intel x86 computers. It has similar features as Linux.BackDoor.Fgt, a backdoor that was found infecting Linux [...]

By | October 3rd, 2016|Attacks, Malware, Security|

Luabot Malware Turning Linux Based IoT Devices into DDoS Botnet

The IT security researchers at MalwareMustDie have discovered a malware that is capable of infecting Linux-based Internet of Things (IoT) devices and web servers to launch DDoS attacks, called Linux/Luabot. Earlier this week we reported on a similar malware BASHLITE. It is written in the Lua programming language which can infect a system and issue [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|Malware, Security|

BASHLITE Malware Infects Over 1 Million IoT Devices

Level 3 Threat Research Labs tracked a family of malware, variously called Lizkebab, BASHLITE, Torlus and Gafgyt, that is capable of causing IoT-based DDoS attacks. Most of the infected IoT devices are digital video recorders (DVRs). What is BASHLITE? Bashlite can brute force a vulnerable device and steal its login credentials and distributes itself on [...]

By | September 2nd, 2016|Malware, Security|

Denial-Of-Service Attacks – HSBC, GitHub, & YouTube?

Today seems to be a day of hacker attacks, more specifically, denial-of-service attacks. They're probably not related, but HSBC, GitHub, and even YouTube has experienced outages today. YouTube wasn't down for very long, and issued the following statement: Some users encountered errors, or a slower than normal experience on YouTube today. Our engineers worked quickly [...]

By | October 18th, 2012|Internet, Security|
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