Someone has been compromising MySQL servers around the world and using them to mount DDoS attacks.
Analyzing customer data, Corero found that attackers are continuing to leverage sub-saturating DDoS attacks with increasing frequency, using shorter attack durations to evade legacy cloud DDoS scrubbing solutions to cause network disruptions and, in some cases, distract victims while other malware infiltrates networks and steals customer information and corporate data.
Neustar released the findings of its latest DDoS report, including key trends.
Attackers have developed a botnet capable of 150+ Gbps DDoS attack campaigns using XOR DDoS, a Trojan malware used to hijack Linux systems, according to Akamai.
A type of DDoS attack that has until now been mostly theoretical has become reality: CloudFlare engineers have spotted a browser-based Layer 7 flood hitting one of its customers with as many as 275,000 HTTP requests per second.
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