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Today in APIs: Sita Creates API for Wearable Boarding Passes

Sita launches foray into latest wearable, the boarding pass. Google folds Maps Coordinate into its Maps Engine Pro. Plus: attackers install DDoS bots on Amazon, and extracting data using import.io. Sita Takes Wing With API for Wearable...Show More Summary

GCHQ's black bag of dirty hacking tricks revealed

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

The dirty tricks used by JTRIG -- the toolsmiths of the UK spy agency GCHQ -- have been published, with details on how the agency manipulates public opinion, censors Youtube, games pageview statistics, spy on Ebay use, conduct DDoS attacks, and connect two unsuspecting parties with one another by phone. Read the rest

Mass DDOS attacks hit pro 'League of Legends' teams

For pros, it's more than an annoyance. It affects their livelihood.

DDO changes direction a bit to focus on player feedback

July's Dungeons & Dragons Online Producer's Letter is the second one from DDO Franchise Director Athena, and in it, she describes the changes coming to the fantasy MMO. While the original road map set in place last December by RowanShow More Summary

Hundreds of Thousands of Hong Kongers Are Defying China and Demanding the Right to Nominate Their Next Leader

A total of 700,000 people have already voted in an unofficial referendum on democratic electoral reform, despite condemnation from China and massive DDoS attacks against the website.

After Move.com’s DDoS Attack – CEO Steve Berkowitz Pens Open Letter to Industry

Move, Inc. reported that, it was combatting the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which had interrupted its websites' operations since it began mid-day June 17.

Cloudflare CEO Updates DDoS Attacks on Civic Referendum in Hong Kong

The civic referendum on the election mechanism of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong has begun around noon time today on 20 of June. The voting system has been under massive DDoS attacks since June 14 and now it relies on Cloudflare to defend the platform. Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince...

Bitcoin bandits are holding tech companies for ransom with DDoS attacks

According to a report at the New York Times, extortionists who target tech companies using DDoS attacks unless they pay a bitcoin ransom are on the rise. Some of the most recent high-profile victims include Vimeo, Mailchimp, Shutterstock,...Show More Summary

Move CEO: We are ‘fighting the good fight’ against malicious cyberattack

I am writing to make you aware that Move Inc. is the target of an ongoing malicious distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. This means that a person or group of people is illegally generating massive amounts of Internet traffic and pointing it at our sites, including realtor.com, Top Producer and other Move corporate sites...

Phantasy Star Online 2 is currently unavailable to play in Japan due to an ongoing DDoS attack, acco

Phantasy Star Online 2 is currently unavailable to play in Japan due to an ongoing DDoS attack, according to an official statement released by Sega (translated by PSUBlog here). Sega plans to compensate players for the downtime, and promises to release a follow-up report on Monday. Read more...

Cloudflare: Hong Kong democracy movement hit by ‘one of largest DDoS attacks in internet history’

Occupy Central, a grassroots movement that aims to bring universal suffrage to Hong Kong, has been subject to “one of the largest and most persistent DDoS attacks in the history of the Internet,” according to Cloudfare, the web performance company maintaining its website. Show More Summary

What We Can Learn From Code Spaces - Stefan Koopmanschap

A sad thing happened earlier this week to the (d)vcs hosting service Code Spaces. An unauthorized person gained access to their Amazon controlpanel, and after an attempt to extort money out of Code Spaces to stop a DDoS on their services, (s)he started deleting their Amazon instances. Show More Summary

Watch: TomoNews take on Apple Daily cyber attacks

last monthChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The ever ballsy Taiwanese animators behind TomoNews have pushed out their take on the recent hack attacks on the popular Chinese-language news service, Apple Daily. The distributed denial-of-service assault (DDoS) occurred at about 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday and pro-China forces were implicated in the attack. [ more › ]

Hackers chop at Ancestry.com’s family tree with gnarly DDOS attack

Ancestry.com helps users trace their roots. Now they're trying to trace a brutal hack that knocked them offline for 24 hours.

Move, Inc. Hit By Major DDoS Attack

Move, Inc., which runs realtor.com, the official site of the nation’s realtors, and other big listing properties, was hit by a major distributed denial of service attack at midday on Tuesday, June 17. Most of its sites are down as of 10:42 p.m. ET. Move put out a press release this evening after spending more [...]

We’re Aswarm In Denial Of Service Attacks And It’s Getting Worse

Denial of service cyberattacks get few props for their novelty in a field that prizes novelty. Lately, though, they’ve been making up in volume for what they lack in originality. A denial of service (DoS) attack, or DDoS if it’s distributed as in originating from multiple computers, is an attempt to disrupt the operation of a [...]

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