Law enforcement from more than a dozen countries last week carried out a series of operations designed to crack down on DDoS-for-hire services.
Mirai Giving DDoS-as-a-Service Industry a Boost
Activity on a number of Dark Web hacker forums indicates that while people are downloading the Mirai malware source code, they need help setting it up.
DDoS tool encourages users to compete against each other for points
‘Sledgehammer’ tool encourages hackers to launch DDoS attacks – but there’s a sting in the tail
Threatpost News Wrap, December 8, 2016
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including the latest Linux bug, Sony closing backdoors in cameras, and Google’s new open source fuzzer.
Hackers Gamify DDoS Attacks With Collaborative Platform
A hacking group is luring participants to use a DDoS platform where they can compete with peers to earn redeemable points exchangeable for hacking tools and click-fraud software.
New Mirai Variant Targets Routers, Knocks 900,000 Offline
Attackers are targeting DSL routers this week with what’s being called a potent new variant of the Mirai malware that knocked offline major Internet companies like Twitter and Spotify last month.
BlackNurse revisited: what you need to know
We’ve had a steady stream of questions about “BlackNurse”, so we thought we’d answer them all in one place. Here you are.
Virus-spreading smart bulbs? Researchers say it’s possible
And they used a drone to prove it!
Teen pleads guilty to creating DDoS tool used in 1.7 million attacks
Adam Mudd created the tool when he was only 15 and went on to make $385,000 from its sale and a DDoS-for-hire service.