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The Ping Is The Thing: Popular HTML5 Feature Used To Trick Chinese Mobile Users Into Joining Latest DDoS Attack.

By Vitaly Simonovich and Dima Bekerman DDoS attacks have always been a major threat to network infrastructure and web applications. Attackers are always creating new ways to exploit legitimate services for malicious purposes, forcing us to constantly research DDoS attacks in our CDN to build advanced mitigations. We recently investigated a DDoS attack which was […]

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Ecuador suffered 40 Million Cyber attacks after the Julian Assange arrest

Ecuador suffered 40 million cyber attacks on websites of public institutions since the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Last week, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. after Ecuador withdrew asylum after seven years. In response to the arrest acktivist communities launched several attacks against the Ecuador government. […]

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A new DDoS technique abuses HTML5 Hyperlink Audit Ping in massive attacks

Experts at Imperva discovered a new type of large-scale DDoS attack that abuses the HTML5 Ping-based hyperlink auditing feature. Experts at Imperva Vitaly Simonovich and Dima Bekerman observed a large-scale DDoS attack abusing the HTML5 Ping-based hyperlink auditing feature. The DDoS attack peaked at a massive 7,500 requests per second and delivered more than 70 […]

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