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Link11 Insights Report on German DDoS Attacker ZZb00t released

The Link11 Security Operation Center (LSOC) has examined the high-frequency DDoS activities of an attacker acting under the pseudonym ZZb00t. Between April and May 2017, he attacked large logistics providers, online retailers and e-commerce service providers in Germany. His targets also included a postal service as well as providers of logistic and telecommunication services in the UK.

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Link11 on the "Cybersecurity 500 List" for the third time

For the third time in a row, Link11 has made it onto the Cybersecurity 500 List. The DDoS protection experts from Germany have ranked amongst the “world's hottest cybersecurity companies.”

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DDoS Extortions against thousands of firms by alleged Phantom Squad

Since September 19, 2017 thousands of companies in many countries around the world have received extortion emails on behalf of the Phantom Squad. There are currently reports from Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the USA, and Japan. The contacted firms are supposed to pay 0.2 Bitcoin to buy their way out of the DDoS attacks. The payment deadline is September 30. 

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WorldHostingDays.usa: Link11 presents DDoS protection solutions for the industry

On September 11 and 12, the WorldHostingDays.usa are coming to Las Vegas. As a leading provider of DDoS protection, Link11 will be there, too, showcasing its solutions for the hosting and data center industry and introducing a DDoS protection platform specially designed for hosting providers.

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Link11 DDoS protection available from DE-CIX DirectCLOUD

The DDoS protection provider Link11 is a partner of DE-CIX DirectCLOUD, which gives hosting providers, ISPs, datacenter operators and other companies fast and simple access to DDoS protection services by Link11.

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Find Link11 in the Softshell Cybersecurity Vendor Report 2017

DDoS proctionen provider Link11 has been listed in the actual Cybersecurity Vendor Report 2017 from Softshell.

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Three new DDoS extortioners are active in parallel in Europe

Additionally to the Meridian Collective, the Xball Team and the Collective Amadeus are currently blackmailing companies by way of DDoS-attacks.

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Link11 at Infosecurity 2017: Focus on DDoS Protection

2016 saw ever increasing numbers of large DDoS “hyper” attacks of several 100Gbps and more. It also saw a number of previously unseen DDoS extortion groups emerging and threatening and executing attacks.

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Warning: Dangerous DDoS attacks by ZZb00t targeting multiple new victims

A series of unrelenting DDoS attacks has been primarily targeting European and especially German websites since late April. Behind the attacks on ecommerce shops, logistic enterprises and telecommunications providers is a hacker with the Twitter handle @ZZb00t. The LSOC is warning of the attacks that are targeting the original web server IP addresses and internal networks.

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New Round of DDoS Blackmailing by XMR-Squad (allegedly)

Many companies in Germany and Switzerland have received blackmail threats in the name of XMR-Squad since Monday (May 1, 2017). The Link11 Security Operation Center (LSOC) have been monitoring developments closely. The criminal group was recently in the news with its DDoS attacks on Hermes and DHL, but attention quickly dissipated. According to initial analysis, the LSOC assumes that this latest round of blackmailing is the work of copycats.

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