The Rise of Botnet and DDoS Attacks

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have become an ongoing threat for organisations. Using a variety of techniques, a wide range of threat actors from lone hackers, criminal gangs and hacktivists to nation-states are using DDoS attacks to disrupt or disable the performance of target systems.

Cloudflare mitigates 26 million request per second DDoS attack

It’s also worth noting that this attack occurred over HTTPS. HTTPS DDoS attacks require more computational resources due to the higher cost of establishing a secure TLS encrypted connection.

Emotet tests new delivery techniques

Cybersecurity researchers at Proofpoint, a cybersecurity and compliance company have observed brand new tactics used to distribute the notorious Emotet botnet, indicating that the cybercriminal group (TA542) is testing new attack techniques.

Check Point Software’s 2022 Security Report reveals global cyber pandemic’s magnitude

“In a year that began with the fallout from one of the most devastating supply chain attacks in history, we’ve seen threat actors grow in confidence and sophistication,” said Maya Horowitz.

Most dangerous malware in December 2021: Trickbot, Emotet, and the Log4j Pandemic

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