AboutPricing
Log inFree Trial!
Back to Blog
SQLInjectionAttacks
UDPPortScanner
DDoSAttacks
SQLInjectionscanners

Iran Cited for U.S. Election Interference SQL Injection Attacks & DDoS Attacks: How to Stop the Attacks

10.29.20

Using our UDP Port Scanner and our SQL Injection Scanner can help you identify and stop potential attacks on your networks and devices like the ones allegedly perpetrated by Iran. There is no need to be afraid of a potential DDoS or SQL injection att

Iran Cited for U.S. Election Interference SQL Injection Attacks & DDoS Attacks: How to Stop the Attacks 

October 28, 2020

On October 22, 2020, the Joint Cybersecurity Advisory issued a report stating, "The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are warning that Iranian advanced persistent threat (APT) actors are likely intent on influencing and interfering with the U.S. elections to sow discord among voters and undermine public confidence in the U.S. electoral process." Election interference has been a popular topic of awareness since the time surrounding the 2016 elections. 

The report issued by the Joint Cybersecurity Advisory states that "The APT actors are creating fictitious media sites and spoofing legitimate media sites to spread obtained U.S. voter-registration data, anti-American propaganda, and misinformation about voter suppression, voter fraud, and ballot fraud." Scare tactics like these being perpetrated can worry some voters. 

The report issued by the Joint Cybersecurity Advisory explains that "The APT actors have historically exploited critical vulnerabilities to conduct distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, structured query language (SQL) injections attacks, spear-phishing campaigns, website defacements, and disinformation campaigns." The alleged, continued hacking attempts perpetrated by Iran demonstrates the real and current need to access potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities that you and your company may have.

One of the listed attacks conducted by Iran was a SQL Injection. A SQL Injection is a common website or web application hack. This could lead to destroying databases or malware/ malicious code. Hackers look for vulnerable websites and try to download your data. Additionally, listed was a DDoS attack. A DDoS attack is also known as a distribution denial-of-service attack. DDoS attacks render devices or networks unavailable to users and can disrupt the internet connection. 

If you are worried that you have been the victim of a SQL injection attack or a DDoS attack, like those allegedly perpetrated by Iran, Synergy Infosec offers various scanners on our easy-to-use dashboard. Our SQL injection scanner is the perfect scanner to access potential SQL Injection vulnerabilities. Synergy Infosec also offers a UDP Port Scanner, an ideal scan to assess a DDoS attack's potential vulnerabilities. UDP, also known as User Datagram Protocol, facilitates the exchange of information between your device and network. UDP Port Scans check to see which ports on your network are open. Port scanning is incredibly essential because ports are where your information is sent and received. 

Using our UDP Port Scanner and our SQL Injection Scanner can help you identify and stop potential attacks on your networks and devices like the ones allegedly perpetrated by Iran. There is no need to be afraid of a potential DDoS or SQL injection attack; Synergy Infosec's dashboard tools and scanners are here to help. If you are still unsure about where to start accessing potential vulnerabilities in your system, Synergy Infosec also offers consultation services to help get you on the right track.

Protect & Conquer

The first thing any company should think of is protecting their business. Our cybersecurity scanners and tools will protect your business product, so you can focus on conquering the market and leaving your competitors far behind!

Read more
FAQBlog
Subscribe

Sign up to receive our security newsletters