These Microsoft servers are helping fuel massive DDoS attacks


It has been discovered that more than 12,000 poorly configured Microsoft servers have been exploited to run impressively powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS). (opens in new tab)) to attack.

Cybersecurity researchers at Black Lotus Labs discovered a total of 12,142 servers with Microsoft domain controllers hosting the company’s Active Directory services, which were used by multiple malware variants to increase the scope of DDoS attacks.