Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2020-07-10

Mitigating a 754 Million PPS DDoS Attack Automatically

blog.cloudflare.com/mitigating-a-754-million-pps-ddos-attack-automatically/ On June 21, Cloudflare automatically mitigated a highly volumetric DDoS attack that peaked at 754 million packets per second. This DDoS campaign, the attack peaked at a mere 250 Gbps so it does not seem as the attacker intended to saturate our Internet links, perhaps because they know that our global capacity exceeds 37 Tbps.

Smartwatch hack could trick patients to ‘take pills’ with spoofed alerts

techcrunch.com/2020/07/09/smartwatch-hack-spoofed-alerts/ One of the major flaws found was that the server was using a hard-coded key, which, if used, an attacker could have sent any commands to remotely control any one of these devices.

June’s Most Wanted Malware: Notorious Phorpiex Botnet Rises Again, Doubling Its Global Impact On Organizations

blog.checkpoint.com/2020/07/10/junes-most-wanted-malware-notorious-phorpiex-botnet-rises-again-doubling-its-global-impact-on-organizations/ Check Point Research finds sharp increase in attacks using the Phorpiex Botnet delivering new Avaddon ransomware via malspam campaigns

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