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Dirt Jumper DDoS Threat Advisory and Dirt Dozer Scanning Tool

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Gambling sites have come under distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and received extortion emails demanding payments of up to US$50,000 to prevent new waves of DDoS attacks. All the extortion attempts have mentioned capabilities of the Dirt Jumper DDoS toolkit.

As a community service, the Prolexic Security Engineering and Research Team (PLXsert) identifies distributed denial of service DDoS threats and issues regular threat advisories. Get this DDoS threat report from Prolexic to learn about Dirt Jumper and how to protect your organization from these DDoS attacks.

Learn about the dangers of the Dirt Jumper DDoS Toolkit for application layer DDoS attacks and download Prolexic’s free Dirt Dozer scanning tool to protect your sites.

The Dirt Dozer custom scanning tool enables security research teams and engineers to validate if any suspected HTTP command-and-control servers utilize any strains of Dirt Jumper.

About Prolexic DDoS threat advisories

Designed to provide early warnings of new or modified DDoS denial of service attack signatures and scripts, DDoS threat advisories describe:

  • Type of DDoS attack
  • DDoS attack signatures used
  • Infrastructure element(s) or application(s) that this DDoS attack targets.

In addition, PLXsert provides:

  • Insight into the nature of the denial of service attack
  • Warnings about how the attack could affect your business
  • DDoS threat remediation tips to help you recognize the new attack signatures and proactively defend against them.

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