Bitcoin exchange MtGox faced massive hacker offensives last month, coming under some 150,000 DDoS attacks per second for several days ahead of its spectacular failure, a report said Sunday. The Tokyo-based exchange, which filed for bankruptcy...Show More Summary
Hey, it's HighScalability time: Twitter valiantly survived an Oscar DDoS attack by non-state actors. Several Billion: Apple iMessages per Day along with 40 billion notifications and 15 to 20 million FaceTime calls. Take that WhatsApp. Show More Summary
I’m in the middle of writing the DDoS section of the 2013 State of the Internet Report, which is something that makes me spend a lot of time thinking about how DDoS is affecting the Internet (Wouldn’t be all that valuable if I didn’t put some thought into it, now would it?). Plus I just […]
LONDON (Reuters) - Crashing websites and overwhelming data centers, a new generation of cyber attacks is costing millions and straining the structure of the Internet.
Bitly wasn’t the only service hit with a DDoS attack recently. Meetup.com, the social network geared toward creating local clubs, had its service knocked out for the better part of four days. Meetup Co founder and CEO Scott Heiferman...Show More Summary
A bit of follow-up on Meetup’s DDoS (denial of service) attack which saw the company’s website and accompanying mobile services down for several days: according to the company, this was an example of the increasingly common NTP-based DDoS attack. Show More Summary
Meetup has been hit by a DDoS attack that may be linked to an email-based extortion demand demanding $300 to spare the company from being hacked. See also: 6 Creative Hacks for Your Smartphone Scott Heiferman, cofounder and CEO of Meetup,...Show More Summary
Events-focused site Meetup has been offline intermittently since Thursday, due to a massive DDoS attack on the company’s servers. According to a blog post from co-founder and CEO Scott Heiferman, it’s the first attack of this magnitude in the 12 years since Meetup was founded, and the […]
Meetup has been suffering from a prolonged DDoS (denial of service) attack which has caused the service to experience intermittent outages across both web and mobile for several days. The site is currently down as of this morning, redirecting users to a message detailing the situation on the company’s official blog. Show More Summary
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On February 7, a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks hit a number of Bitcoin exchanges, causing many to shut down temporarily. The DDoS attacks repeatedly pinged their servers with fake transactions, overloading their servers' abilities to processes legitimate transactions. Mt. Gox, (formerly) the world's largest exchange, never......
Distributed Denial of Service — also known as DDoS attacks — are a fairly common way to block access to a site. A multitude of requests for a web page, usually generated by scripts or bots, overloads the servers and access is knocked out. Show More Summary
Coming hot on the heels of yesterday's revelation about the future of Asheron's Call, Turbine posted a pair of producer's letters this morning to talk about where Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online are heading. Aaron...Show More Summary
Bitly, the popular URL shortening tool, suffered a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Wednesday, which impacted portions of its website. The company confirmed the attack with the following statement on the main page of its site on Wednesday morning: "Bitly is currently working to mitigate a DDOS attack. Show More Summary
Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Denial of Service Attacks and the Cost of Security Elisheba explains how DDoS attacks work and why they are so hard to protect against. What Actually Happened and a Rough Timeline Grimalkin clarifies his objection to ablesim. Show More Summary
If any of your favorite sites don’t seem to be working right now, don’t panic — it’s not just you. Namecheap, the host of some 3 million-plus domains, is reporting that they’re currently undergoing a Distributed Denial Of Service attack of unknown origins. Show More Summary
The uTorrent development team officially released the long-awaited version 3.4 release of their popular BitTorrent client a few hours ago. The new release completely changes the way uTorrent chooses peers in a swarm, which ultimately improves download speeds while preventing DDoS attacks. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and VPN services.
Swedish gamers asks players to go hunting for spoilsport Wurm Online, a popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), has been taken offline in a troublesome distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack shortly after updating its software.…
Wurm Online's 1.2 patch was supposed to herald a day of rejoicing for the community, but that quickly turned sour as a severe DDOS attack on its hosting forced the devs to take the game offline for over a day now. "Shortly after todays...Show More Summary