Curt Wilson


Firm Sees More DDoS Attacks Aimed at Telecom Systems

Attackers are now using DDoS services that offer attacks on telecommunication systems as part of larger attack schemes. These attacks, known as TDoS attacks, can be a relatively cheap option for cybercriminals looking into diversifying their attack vectors.

Dirt Jumper Caught in the Act

By Curt WilsonIn late July 2011, a specific piece of malware came to our attention. Analysis revealed that this particular piece of malware was launching DDoS attacks and we have direct evidence of DDoS attack on two Russian websites. One of these was a gaming website, the other involved in selling a popular smartphone. Further research determined that this malware was also used in attacks on yet another Russian gaming site, test attacks on various other sites, attacks on a large corporations load balancer, and a damaging attack on a Russian electronic trading platform.

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