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Some of the most widely used BitTorrent applications, including uTorrent, Mainline, and Vuze are also the most vulnerable to a newly discovered form of denial of service attack that makes it easy for a single person to bring down large sites.
Gamers woke up to an unpleasant surprise on Sunday morning when hackers brought down Sony's PlayStation Network by way of a distributed denial-of-service (DDos) attack.
Threat actors are actively exploiting a vulnerability in an older version of Elasticsearch software in order to add distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) malware in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) services.
Elasticsearch is an open source search server that can be used to look for various types of documents; its advantages include scalability, almost real-time search and support for multi-latency.
DNS software specialist Nominum has revealed that DNS-based DDoS amplification attacks have significantly increased in the recent months, targeting vulnerable home routers worldwide.
The research reveals that more than 24 million home routers have open DNS proxies which potentially expose ISPs to DNS-based DDoS attacks.
Today we are releasing a DDoS Threat Landscape report which provides several important, and often surprising, facts about DDoS activity in 2013 and the beginning of 2014.
When we started working on this report back in January, our goal was to provide a recap of 2013 DDoS trends. However, the offenders had other plans. And so, just as we were preparing for the report to come out, we started encountering new types of DDoS events which were too significant to overlook.