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This Week in Application Security News, March 17-23, 2018

News highlights this week: Russian election DDoS attack, web injects used to target cryptocurrency exchanges and application layer DDoS attacks are increasing.

DDoS Attack on Russian Central Election Commission

Russian officials are claiming their Central Election Commission’s website repelled a distributed denial of attack during the country’s national elections.

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DDoS round-up: Russia claims election website was attacked (SC Magazine, Mar. 20)

Russian Election Suffered DDoS Attack, Putin Still Wins in Landslide (Solutions Review, Mar. 19)

DDoS Attacks, Cryptocurrency Mining

Risk management firm SecurityScorecard reports evidence of threat actors using web injects to target cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase and Bitcoin wallet Blockchain.info.

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Criminals Using Web Injects to Steal Cryptocurrency (Dark Reading, Mar. 22)

Malware Leverages Web Injects to Empty Users’ Cryptocurrency Accounts  (Help Net Security, Mar. 22)

Application layer distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks almost doubled in the last quarter of 2017, according to the latest threat report from security firm Imperva.

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Application Layer DDoS Attacks Increasing, Imperva Data Shows (Computer Weekly, Mar. 22)

In other news…

5 Universities Partner to Combat Cyber Security Threats (US News & World Report, Mar. 22)

The Real Reasons Behind Your Web Security Woes (Security Intelligence, Mar. 21)

The NSA Tried Tracking Bitcoin Users In 2013 (Motherboard, Mar. 21)