"Thousands of organizations become victims to at least one form of cybercrime every year in the U.S, most of which come from foreign countries. This time, the FBI is warning big firms, government, and critical bodies against multiple threats targeting them.
Last week, the FBI spotted new network protocols being abused by cybercriminals to launch large-scale Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.
According to the report, the FBI has listed three network protocols—CoAP (Constrained Application Protocol), WS-DD (Web Services Dynamic Discovery), and ARMS (Apple Remote Management Service)—and a Jenkins web-based automation software as newly discovered DDoS attack vectors.
According to FBI officials, attackers have higher chances of leveraging these threats to cause downtime and damages to their target. The reason behind it is that these network protocols are essential to the devices in use today, including smartphones, Macs, and IoT-enabled devices.
Hence, the department decided to send an alert to warn organizations against looming threats so that they can take preventive and protective measures in time."