Switzerland government websites hit by DDoS Cyber Attack

Numerous government-operated websites have fallen victim to a cyber attack resembling a distributed denial of service (DDoS) assault. In this type of attack, botnets generate fake web traffic aimed at overwhelming web servers, causing immediate disruptions. Curiously, this attack occurred just as a Peace Summit between Ukraine and Russia is scheduled to convene at the […]

Understanding and Responding to Distributed Denial-of-Service Attacks

Sometimes the best advice is free advice. Especially in cybersecurity, where understanding the ‘why’ behind attacks can be as crucial as defending against them. Recently, CISA, the FBI, and MS-ISAC have highlighted Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks, not just as random disruptions but as strategically employed tools. These attacks are often used for economic gain or […]

Understanding the Various Types of DDoS Attacks and Their Implications

In today’s interconnected digital world, Distributed Denial of (DDoS) attacks have emerged as a significant threat to online businesses, organizations, and even individuals. These attacks can disrupt essential services, compromise sensitive data, and incur substantial financial losses. Understanding the different types of DDoS attacks and their associated concerns is crucial for effective mitigation strategies and […]

Interesting cybersecurity news headlines trending on Google

DDoS Attack via Compromised Smart Toothbrushes Disrupts Swiss Company’s Network A Swiss company recently faced a significant setback due to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack orchestrated through compromised smart toothbrushes. With over 3 million devices affected, the attack resulted in millions of Euros in losses for the company. The smart toothbrushes, operating on […]

Is Microsoft ChatGPT grappling with DDoS Cyber Attack

In recent days, Microsoft’s generative AI tool, ChatGPT, has been experiencing connectivity problems. The official message on the website indicates that their servers are operating at full capacity. However, an article published by Bloomberg suggests that the technology giant’s AI marvel is under a barrage of abnormal fake web traffic, effectively resulting in a Distributed […]

DdoS attack on 12 Norway government websites

Norway is experiencing serious cyber threat from state funded actors and has become a latest victim to a distributed denial of service attack aka DdoS attack. According to the Norway’s Ministry of Local and Regional Development about 12 of its websites were experiencing unusual web traffic because of a software vulnerability at the technology service […]

New SLP Vulnerability to play catalyst to 2000x DDoS attacks

A DDoS Attack is the bombardment of fake internet traffic onto an application server, thus disrupting its operations, leading to its unavailability to genuine traffic. Now, imagine what will happen if the intensity of such attacks increases by 2000 times if/when hackers exploit a vulnerability to amplify the attack resulting in a high scale denial […]

How to detect and respond to a DDoS network cyber attack

A DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack is a common form of cyber attack that aims to disrupt the normal functioning of a network by overwhelming it with traffic. In this type of attack, the attacker uses multiple devices to flood a network or a server with traffic, making it unavailable to legitimate users. In […]

Cyber Attack news headlines trending on Google

Foremost is the cyber attack that hit a third party IT service provider that operates most of the websites of government agencies related to New Zealand. And the most affected among them were the health services. Cybersecurity Insiders has learnt from its sources that Te Whatu Ora-health New Zealand was targeted by threat actors resulting […]

Google blocks worlds largest DDoS Cyber Attacks

Google has released a formal statement that it has one of the largest Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS) for one its customers, thus avoiding large scale disruption and downtime that could have lasted for days. “It was a Layer 7 DDoS attack and was observed to have been 76% larger than the previous one […]

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