The FortiGuard Labs team recently discovered a new platform offering DDoS-for-hire service called “0x-booter.” First appearing on October 17, 2018, 0x-booter is available to anyone who signs up on the website. As shown in the following figures, this service comes with an explicitly defined user interface which enables practically anyone to learn and use the service.
Every new technology has its risks, and blockchain is no exception. Even the earliest blockchain deployments stimulated the creative juices of cybersecurity adversaries. As blockchains grow in economic importance, they will undoubtedly become more attractive targets for cybersecurity interference.
Fortinet is proud to announce that BGP Flowspec has now been incorporated into FortiDDoS This new functionality enables Service Providers to provide an effective solution to customers when a DDoS attack saturates their Internet links. Flowspec automates the coordination of traffic filtering by providing service providers with information that identifies specific packets to be dropped during a flood. Such a hybrid solution, combining a cost-effective FortiDDoS at the customer premises providing the first level of mitigation, with and a cloud-based scrubbing center providing volumetric attack mitigation, provides important benefits to customers impacted by these sorts of attacks.
In preparation for our talk entitled “IoT: Battle of Bots” at the RootedCon Security conference that will be held in Madrid, Spain this March 2018, the FortiGuard Labs team encountered yet another new Mirai variant.
The FortiGuard Domain Reputation Service License for FortiDDoS is yet further ammunition to use against the growing threat of the IoT and botnet attacks, which are easier than ever to launch due to proliferation of open source code for such attacks, and growing availability of vulnerable devices.
Recent DDoS and ransomware attacks have grabbed the attention of healthcare organizations around the globe. Read more to find out how.