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New Home: labsblog.f-secure.com

This blog – News from the Lab – was started 4,232 days ago to monitor the Mydoom worm's DDoS attack on sco.com.A bit more than 11 years and two months… and we're now moving this blog to a new home.https://labsblog.f-secure.comIf you follow News from the Lab via an RSS feed, point your reader of choice here. Show More Summary

Lizard Squad launches DDoS against UK law enforcement agency

NCA website hit for 2 hours in fit of pique—or possibly as ad for new service.

Hackers 'Lizard Squad' Just DDoSed the UK's National Crime Agency

On Tuesday morning, hacking group Lizard Group appeared to briefly take down the website of the National Crime Agency (NCA)—essentially the UK's version of the FBI—in an apparent revenge attack. The DDoS came after the NCA arrested six...Show More Summary

Cyberattackers target U.K. crime agency with DDoS attack days after arrests

The U.K.’s National Crime Agency (NCA), an organization established to combat serious and organised crime, has been targeted in a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, claimed by the hacking collective known as the Lizard Group. The NCA’s website was down for more than an hour, and comes less than a week after six teenagers were arrested […]

Lizard Squad Claims Revenge On Police By Attacking Website

Lizard Squad takes credit for an attack on the UK's National Crime Agency. It follows the arrest of six teenage boys over their alleged use of the Lizard Stresser DDoS attack service.

Six UK teens arrested for being “customers” of Lizard Squad’s DDoS service

Amazon, Microsoft, and Sony were targets; service is almost ready to re-open for business.

DDoS attacks are getting much more powerful and the Pentagon is scrambling for solutions

No wonder the Pentagon has announced it’s working on a plan to fund tools and researchers to help organizations defend themselves against the pervasive threat of cyber assaults known as distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. In...Show More Summary

Six arrested in UK for using Lizard Squad’s DDoS tool

Six UK residents have been detained by the National Crime Agency for purchasing the Lizard Squad’s DDoS tool Lizard Stresser, and allegedly using the tool to disable servers and various websites. The NCA said in a statement five of those detained ranged between the ages of 15 to 18 years old, per GI.biz. More arrests […]

Teens arrested for using Lizard Squad’s DDoS-for-hire service

One Christmas day 2014, Lizard Squad declared shenanigans on Xbox Live and the PlayStation network and took them offline with a massive DDoS attack. Then they went into the DDoS-for-hire business, which six […]

Teens Linked To Sony, Microsoft DDoS Attacks Have Been Arrested

The U.K.?s National Crime Agency has detained six teenagers suspecting of launching distributed denial of service attacks against gaming companies.Click To Continue Reading

BitTorrent patches reflective DDoS attack security vulnerability

A vulnerability which could divert traffic to launch cyberattacks has been mitigated two weeks after public disclosure.

GitHub combats DDoS cyberattack

The code repository has mitigated a new DDoS attack following a crippling salvo experienced in March.

GitHub Hit By DDoS Attack, Again

The popular code repository website GitHub was hit by a cyberattack on Tuesday morning, just a few months after it suffered a massive and enduring distributed denial of service attack, which was linked to China. The company disclosed the new attack on Twitter and on its status page. The connectivity problems have been identified as a DDoS attack. Show More Summary

Ashley Madison hack exposes deep web weaknesses

Australia is a hotspot for distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and things are likely to get worse.

Ashley Madison hack exposes deepening cracks

Australia is a hotspot for distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and things are likely to get worse.

CloudFlare Moves Its DDoS In With EdgeConneX

More pieces of internet infrastructure are showing up out at the edge.  This week, the piece in question is security, with CloudFlare partnering up with EdgeConneX nationwide.... [visit site to read more]

8 steps for dealing with digital extortion

GUEST: Recently, the CEO of a business received an email from an extortionist group known as DD4BC, notifying him that his company’s Web sites would face a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack if he didn’t pay 50 Bitcoins to the attackers within 24 hours. The message read, in part, “please note that it will not be easy […]

India Is 4th Largest Victim Of DDoS Attacks; Web Application & Gaming Favorite Targets For Criminals – Akamai

Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS) has doubled in the last three months; and India has emerged as 4h largest victim of these attacks. India accounted for 7.43% of all DDoS attacks, whereas with 37.01%, China is the top victim. US shared 17.88% while UK had 10.21% of all DDoS attacks happening globally. Show More Summary

Armed police turn up at Mumsnet co-founder’s house after DDoS and ‘swatting’ attacks

The home of the co-founder of popular parenting website Mumsnet was visited by armed police last Tuesday night after someone reported that a gunman was prowling around. The unwarranted visit, known as a ‘swatting’ attack, was apparently...Show More Summary

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