Attackers include ransom note in amplified DDoS attacks that use memcached servers

Full Theater View-2

Cybereason's security team on Thursday discovered that the same memcached servers used in the largest DDoS attack to date are including a ransom note in the payload that they’re serving. If DDoS amplification attacks weren't enough of a threat, attackers have made this technique even more potent by adding an extortion component.

Article Link: https://www.cybereason.com/blog/memcached-ddos-attack