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DD4BC extortionist group launched over 140 DDoS attacks: Akamai

2015/09/09

Securityweek - (International) A report published by Akamai Technologies' Prolexic Security Engineering and Response Team (PLXert) found that the extortionist group DD4BC, who led a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against several organizations and demanded Bitcoin payments, launched a total of 141 attacks between September 2015 and August 2015, with 58 percent of attacks targeting financial service institutions. The report also found that that group now utilizes social media platforms to expose and threaten targeted organizations in addition to the DDoS attack.

Source: http://www.securityweek.com/dd4bc-extortionist-group-launched-over-140-ddos-attacks-akamai

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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