Democratic lawmakers continue FCC cybersecurity probe on alleged DDoS attack

by Billy Mitchell • 2 years ago

The FCC's response to questions from the Senate raises "fundamental questions" about the commission's detection of and response to a recent cyberattack, House lawmakers say.

Senators ask FBI to investigate reported DDoS attack on FCC

by Billy Mitchell • 2 years ago

A groups of five senators wants the FBI to brief them on the matter by June 23.

FCC claims overnight DDoS attacks

by Billy Mitchell • 2 years ago

At about midnight Sunday night, the FCC experienced "deliberate attempts by external actors to bombard the FCC’s comment system with a high amount of traffic to our commercial cloud host," according to a statement Monday afternoon from CIO David Bray.

How infected IoT devices are used for massive DDoS attacks

by Chris Bing • 3 years ago

One of the largest and most devastating distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks to date used a mix of infected computers and internet-connected security cameras to take a prominent news website down, Tuesday.

Report: DDoS attacks growing more complex, larger

by Shaun Waterman • 3 years ago

Distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks are getting more complex, with nearly two-thirds involving multiple kinds of attack traffic, according to new figures.

Traffic, jammed: New report says DDoS attacks are up 211 percent

by Chris Bing • 3 years ago

Distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks — designed to flood servers with artificial internet traffic to cause access interruptions — are on the rise, across the globe, as opportunistic Dark Web dealers increasingly sell hacking-as-a-service products, according to a new threat intelligence report compiled by Imperva, a publicly traded cybersecurity firm.

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