You may recall that a year ago, a massive DDoS attack was launched against GitHub from China. The attack itself was somewhat clever, in that it effectively turned the Great Firewall around, using Chinese search engine Baidu's ad platform and analytics platform to basically load code that contributed to the attack. Show More Summary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImzJAZvVi6U&feature=youtu.be At this week's O'Reilly Velocity conference in Santa Clara, Artur Bergman, founder and CTO, told the story of how he got involved in starting a denial-of-service-resistantShow More Summary
Artur Bergman explores how people react in the line of fire and why a DDoS attack is different than other challenges a company may face. Continue reading DDOS emotions.
A routine engineering push was the source of a 15-minute global YouTube outage this morning, not a hack or DDOS attack. The issue has since been resolved, but was surprising given how reliable the Google-owned service has historically been. At the time of the outage, users who visited the site were met with a “500 Internal Server Error,” blank screens or other error… Read More
A member of Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for Blizzard’s Battle.net issues. We're currently investigating an issue affecting our authentication servers, which may result in failed or slow login attempts. #BlizzCS — BlizzardCS...Show More Summary
Just for a change of pace - this pair of posts at Cryptogon are quite interesting - one on the Orlando massacre gunman (and subsequent DDOS attack on the site
We were the target of a DDoS attack on Thursday and Friday.
Many years ago, EFF co-founder John Gilmore and I were discussing the prevalence of botnets, which are commonly used to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that overwhelm websites with floods of traffic; John said that...Show More Summary
When it comes to ways that hackers and malware distributors gain access to your computer, there are some things that get talked about a lot: social engineering, SQL injection, DDoS attacks, and so on. But one attack that doesn’t get talked about as much that’s just as nefarious as the others is clickjacking. Show More Summary
In the last several days there has been a series of announcements surrounding protection against DDoS attacks. What strikes me is the wide range of companies involved in the handling of this sort of threat.... [visit site to read mo...
Attack on NS1 sends 50 million to 60 million lookup packets per second.
Neustar, Inc., real-time content neutral provider of in […]
The 18-year-old is believed to have been responsible for a DDoS attack and "swatting" users.
Altcoins:The Winklevoss twins' cryptocurrency exchange has gotten the NY regulators go ahead to trade ethereum. Bitcoin: Coinkite, a web based bitcoin wallet, has been forced to shut down due to repeated DDOS attacks. The bitcoin network could consume as much electricity as Denmark by 2020. Show More Summary
Bots tend to get a lot of bad press. And considering that bots tend to be involved in all kinds of malicious internet activity – including devastating DDoS attacks – it isn’t altogether unwarranted. However, the actual story behind bots isn’t quite so one-sided. More »
The hacking collective targeted the Central Bank of Greece's website on Tuesday with a DDoS attack.
Just the threat of a crippling DDoS attack seems to be enough to get firms to pay up -- and Armada is cashing in.
"This is not a joke," e-mail threatening massive DDoS says. Except it is.