Preparing for a RDDoS extortion attack

Ransom attacks dominate cybercrime headlines. May’s Colonial Pipeline attack reduced US east coast fuel supply by 45 percent, resolved only by a $4.4 million ransom payment. In the weeks that followed, President Joe Biden even went as far as calling on Vladimir Putin to move against ransomware groups operating from Russia. Unsurprisingly, these incidents have sparked a number of high-profile …

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RDDoS attacks are on the rise

Ransom-based threats are evolving once again, with operators now throwing distributed denial of service (DDoS) into the mix. As reported by the Neustar International Security Council (NISC), more than two-fifths (44 percent) of organizations have been targeted by a ransom-related DDoS attack in the last twelve months. During the same period, fewer organizations suffered a “traditional” ransomware attack. A ransom-related DDoS …

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