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DoS Attacks and Financially Motivated Cybercrimes Are on the Rise While Cyber-Espionage Attacks Are Dropping According to Verizon’s Latest Data Breach Investigations Report

3 hours ago Andy Greenberg / Wired A technique called NXNSAttack that could allow a relatively small number of computers to carry out distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on a massive scale, overwhelming targets with fraudulent requests for information until they’re knocked offline has been evealed by researchers from Tel Aviv University and the Interdisciplinary Center of Herzliya in Israel NXNSAttack takes advantage of vulnerabilities in common DNS software, causing unwitting DNS servers to perform hundreds of thousands of requests every time a hacker’s machine sends just one.

 

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