The vulnerable kits also offer a point of entry to compromise legitimate website servers.
Attackers have been tampering with TLS signatures at a scale never before seen using a technique called cipher-stunting.
This week’s DDoS attack against GitHub is a harbinger of attacks to come that will use the highly effective memcached amplification technique, say experts.
Over the past few days researchers say DDoS attacks have been using memcached servers to amplify DDoS attacks using UDP-based packets.
A large botnet of Android devices called WireX is responsible for large-scale application-layer DDoS attacks against businesses in the hospitality, porn and gambling industries.