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What is a DDoS Attack? DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service attacks. Let’s ignore the Distributed for now as it refers mainly to the technique and let’s focus on the Denial of Service first. As the term implies, the objective of a DoS attack is to disrupt or deny services from legitimate users. A […]

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Ukrainian law enforcement authorities on Monday disclosed the arrest of a hacker responsible for the creation and management of a “powerful botnet” consisting of over 100,000 enslaved devices that was used to carry out distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) and spam attacks on behalf of paid customers. The unnamed individual, from the Ivano-Frankivsk region of the country, […]

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In terms of big news, Q2 2021 was relatively calm, but not completely eventless. For example, April saw the active distribution of a new DDoS botnet called Simps — the name under which it introduced itself to owners of infected devices. The malware creators promoted their brainchild on a specially set-up YouTube channel and Discord […]

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