Archive for the ‘denial-of-service attacks’ Category

Even A Single Computer Can Take Down Big Servers Using BlackNurse Attack

November 14th, 2016

Yes, you only need a single laptop with a decent internet connection, rather a massive botnet, to launch overwhelming denial of service (DoS) attacks in order to bring down major Internet servers and modern-day firewalls.

Researchers at TDC Security Operations Center have discovered a new attack technique that lone attackers with limited resources (in this case, a laptop and at least 15Mbps

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Critical DoS Flaw found in OpenSSL — How It Works

September 23rd, 2016

The OpenSSL Foundation has patched over a dozen vulnerabilities in its cryptographic code library, including a high severity bug that can be exploited for denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.

OpenSSL is a widely used open-source cryptographic library that provides encrypted Internet connections using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) for the majority of websites, as well

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602 Gbps! This May Have Been the Largest DDoS Attack in History

January 9th, 2016

Cyber attacks are getting evil and worst nightmare for companies day-by-day, and the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is one of the favorite weapon for hackers to temporarily suspend services of a host connected to the Internet.

Until now, nearly every big website had been a victim of this attack, and the most recent one was conducted against the BBC’s websites and Republican

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Chinese Hackers tried to Take Down Tibetan Social Networking Website

January 4th, 2016

Tibet is an area in the Republic of China that has been the point of conflict for many years in China. While China believes that Tibet has been under Chinese rule for many centuries, Tibetans claim that they declared itself an independent republic in 1912.

Tibetan Groups, especially pro-democracy activists, are being repeatedly targeted by persistent Cyber Attacks by Chinese

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It’s official: Sharks no longer a threat to subsea Internet cables

July 10th, 2015

Let the feeding frenzy begin. It’s Shark Week on the Discovery channel, and it’s time for the brand new SharkFest joint venture between National Geographic and Fox. Nom nom nom.

Watching sharks and how they behave is akin to rubbernecking a traffic accident—you just gotta look. But one thing you won’t likely see these beasts eating is subsea telecommunication lines. The International Cable Protection Committee, a group that represents that industry, is putting out the message that sharks are no longer responsible for denial-of-service attacks.

During last year’s Shark Week, a YouTube video of a shark biting a seabed cable gained intense media exposure and more than one million views, the group said.

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DDoS Botnet Leverages Thousands of Insecure SOHO Routers

May 13th, 2015

Small office and home office (SOHO) routers are an increasingly common target for cybercriminals, not because of any vulnerability, but because most routers are loosely managed and often deployed with default administrator credentials.

A new report suggests that hackers are using large botnet of tens of thousands of insecure home and office-based routers to launch Distributed

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iOS 8 Vulnerability Lets Hackers Crash Any iPhone and iPad Within Wi-Fi Range

April 22nd, 2015

Security researchers have uncovered a zero-day vulnerability in iOS 8 that could repeatedly crash users’ Apple iPhones, iPads and iPods when the devices connect to a malicious wireless hotspot.

It’s like Denial of Service (DoS) attack on Apple’s iOS devices that results in crashing either individual iOS apps or users’ entire iPhones.


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