Updates to Specific Ransomware Families and Types:
- Kieren McCarthy for The Register: It’s begun: ‘First’ IPv6 denial-of-service attack puts IT bods on notice
- Brian Krebs: Powerful New DDoS Method Adds Extortion
“Attackers have seized on a relatively new method for executing distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks of unprecedented disruptive power … Now evidence suggests this novel attack method is fueling digital shakedowns in which victims are asked to pay a ransom to call off crippling cyberattacks.” Cites:
- Akamai: MEMCACHED-FUELED 1.3 TBPS ATTACKS
- Experts from Cybereason and other sources. According to Krebs, Cybereason have seen Memcached attacks where the payload is a demand for 50 XMR (Monero).