New DDoS Record Set at 1.3 Tbps Thanks to Memcached Servers

Map. History of Cyberwar conflict

22 September 2018
Trump says he doesn't know why his longtime attorney paid $130K to Stormy Daniels right before the election
New DDoS Record Set at 1.3 Tbps Thanks to Memcached Servers
"We may need to make clear to Russia and for that matter to other nations that if you go about using cyber warfare or disinformation against us, we're going to call you out and we're going to punch back" per Senate Intel Committe ranking member @MarkWarner
6 month ago
Despite huge criticism for a cyberattack on German government institutions German Interior Minister Thomas deMaizière says it's a "success" that the attack on federal networks could be "isolated and brought under control."
"In this area of misinformation and disinformation, our country is often being rocked back on our heels," says Senate Intel Committee ranking member @MarkWarner "The Kremlin is spending pennies on the dollar, pennies on the dollar and candidly wreaking havoc"
"Tracking the impact of the Russian disinformation is obviously inherently difficult" says @MarkWarner "For most, you don't even know you're being attacked"
6 month ago
Germany´s federal government is being hacked - and it´s been going on for more than one year. Lawmakers demand better IT security. @SPD´s @LischkaB tells "too many cooks spoil the broth"
"Weaponizing that hacked information is a growing part of the Russian playbook" says Senate Intel ranking member @MarkWarner "The truth is, we should have seen this coming"
"We have much work to do to ensure that our elections infrastructure can withstand anything the Russians will try," warns Senate Intel Committee ranking member @MarkWarner
6 month ago
About 2.4 million U.S. consumer names and partial driver's license information stolen, beyond previously identified leak - Equifax
6 month ago
"The hacker attack on the Germen Federal Government apparently continues" - chairman of the parliamentary committee
6 month ago
Cyberattack against German govt 'ongoing': parliamentary committee
6 month ago
Singapore explores rules to protect investors in cryptocurrencies
6 month ago
Cyber attack on German government sought more sensitive data than 2015 hack: lawmaker
6 month ago
Germany confirms hack of government computers, says incident under control
6 month ago
Russian hacker group "APT28" have invaded the data network of the Germen federal government, German Foreign and Defense Ministry and security authorities, which was previously regarded as secure
6 month ago
Foreign hackers have infiltrated the data network of the German federal government and security agencies, sources tell dpa
Roger Stone and WikiLeaks exchanged private Twitter messages during the election. They show, among other things, that WikiLeaks sought to keep its channel to Stone open after Trump won
[email protected]'s public stats portal also recorded the sudden rise in Memcache-based DDoS attacks
Cloudflare says it detected one attack with an amplification factor of 51,200 and another one that reached 260 Gbps using Memcached
NSA Director Rogers on Russian cyberattacks: "I believe that President Putin has clearly come to the conclusion there's little price to pay here."
NSA Director Mike Rogers testifies he has not been authorized by President or Mattis to retaliate against Russian cyber operators who attacked 2016 election
@NSAGov chief Adm. Michael Rogers says Russia has "not paid a price that is sufficient to change their behavior," when it comes to their cyberattacks on the US. adds Russians have been in no way deterred from continuing ongoing cyberattacks on the US.
Cybercom Chief Rogers tells the Senate Intel Committee that he has not been directed by President Trump or Defense Secretary Mattis to disrupt Russian hacking operations against the United States where they originate.
NATO legal adviser Wieslaw Gozdziewicz warns that cyber is considered a warfare domain, if a private company's property (eg Microsoft server) is used for attacks, it loses any protection and is a valid target of state retaliation
NATO's Commander Wieslaw Gozdziewicz tells the alliance should be training soldiers how to operate in an "information-degraded or information-denied environment."
MEP @Urmaspaet is the EP's rapporteur on cyber defense: the "majority of policy makers and decision makers" are not cyber aware. He wants his report to parliament to be a wakeup call to them, the private sector and the public. He says lives are at stake
"It would not be realistic to have a common 'response manual' for NATO allies" in cyber attacks, says former Assistant NATO SG @sducaru, but he says "playbooks" should resemble each other very closely
Estonian MEP @Urmaspaet: "All future developments [in defense] should go between EU and NATO hand in hand," especially cyber
Deputy Assistant NATO Secretary General Jamie Shea tells NATO is likely to be hit by "cyber bombardment day and night" for the near future at least and"needs to be able to respond," including putting allies' cyber defenses under NATO command if needed. All responses up to Article 5 are possible
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