Denis Makrushin

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05/04/18 |Research # , , , ,

The cost of launching a DDoS attack

The article is prepared especially for Securelist.com

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is one of the most popular tools in the cybercriminal arsenal. The motives behind such attacks can vary – from cyber-hooliganism to extortion. There have been cases where criminal groups have threatened their victims with a DDoS attack unless the latter paid 5 bitcoins (more than $5,000). Often, a DDoS attack is used to distract IT staff while another cybercrime such as data theft or malware injection is carried out.

Almost anyone can fall victim to a DDoS attack. They are relatively cheap and easy to organize, and can be highly effective if reliable protection is not in place. Based on analysis of the data obtained from open sources (for example, offers to organize DDoS attacks on Internet forums or in Tor), we managed to find out the current cost of a DDoS attack on the black market. We also established what exactly the cybercriminals behind DDoS attacks offer their customers.

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13/11/13 |Blog # , , , ,

Web under pressure: DDoS as a Service (ZeroNights 2013)

Any web project has one important efficiency metric: maximum load. This talk will utilize a nontrivial look at stress testing services: we will see how a harmless instrument can be turned into a DDoS tool.

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Do not stop - one spark is enough to burn down the whole forest. Same way, I believe, we spread knowledge and raise awareness. #KLMETA

Looking back on the day that @JacobyDavid and @difezza made me play network defender and look at security via the #IoT at #TheSAS2018 https://t.co/hZlGvzkJFV on the @kaspersky blog

I found critical vulnerabilities in D-Link routers:
CVE-2018-6210
CVE-2018-6211
CVE-2018-6212
CVE-2018-6213
Officially: the only way to eliminate these vulnerabilities is to replace the hardware. Not officially: restrict access to the telnet and web-dashboard. Report is coming.

Time of death? A therapeutic postmortem of connected medicine:
the full paper of the research, that shows the entry points in a medical perimeter and sheds light on threats in medical and pharmaceutical institutions. https://t.co/mxLEXX3CDg

Yury Namestnikov and @difezza are discussing vulnerabilities for medical institutions. Printers and #IoT connected kettles can offer access. #TheSAS2018

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