Prolexic Technologies specialist in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, now part of Akamai, issued a high alert threat advisory on NTP amplification DDoS attacks. This attack method has surged in popularity this year, fueled by the availability of new DDoS toolkits that make it simple to generate high-bandwidth, high-volume DDoS attacks against online targets.
Prolexic Technologies, specialist in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, issued a high alert DDoS attack threat advisory on the DNS Flooder v1.1 toolkit. The toolkit makes it faster and easier for malicious actors to launch crippling reflection attacks and will likely be widely adopted in the DDoS-as-a-Service market, potentially increasing the number of attacks.
Imperva warns Boy-in-the-Browser (BITB) attacks are gaining force as they continue to evade traditional anti-malware software. Tomer Bitton, from the Imperva Application Defense Center, explains, "Many are familiar with Man-in-the-Browser (MitB) attacks, but most are unaware of the lesser known Boy-in-the-Browser (BitB). Not as sophisticated as MitB, BitB malware has evolved from traditional key loggers and browser session records.
Co-operative Financial Services (CFS) has launched a new free service that protects its customers against the threat of online attacks from fraudsters and cyber criminals. The service called "Trusteer Rapport" provides customers with additional protection for their personal information when they use their computer to access their bank account online. Rapport will also warn customers of further risks such as phishing attacks; prevent Trojans from capturing their details and inhibit any interference with online communications.