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.
It appears that a hacking group set their sights on Blizzard last night, as the publisher is reporting that it went through a chain of DDoS attacks to make it through the night.Click To Continue Reading
DDOS attacks are a fact of life these days, it would seem. People were having trouble logging into Blizzard games such as Diablo 3 and World of Warcraft last night, as a result of a DDOS attack on the company's servers that notorious DDoS group Lizard Squad has taken credit [...]
Players couldn’t log into games like World of Warcraft and Diablo III for several hours last night thanks to a series of DDoS attacks that flooded Blizzard’s servers, the developer said. Blizzard says they’ve since thwarted the problem, though some login issues could linger this morning. Read more...
Blizzard game servers were overloaded and brought down by a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack overnight that hacker group Lizard Squad appears to have claimed responsibility for. Overwatch worked fine for me just now but the European Battle.net launcher still carries a warning related to the DDoS attacks. Show More Summary
If you’re a fan of Blizzard’s roster of games, you might have noticed that Battle.net — particularly for World of Warcraft — were down earlier this morning. The developer has since confirmed why: their data centres and servers were subject to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, with the infamous groupo Lizard Squad taking responsibility. More »
Do you have a competitor to your business that you want to bring down? Why not launch a distributed denial of service (DDos) attack on them to cripple their website? You may not have the technical skills to do this yourself but there...Show More Summary
It was philosopher and military strategist Sun Tzu who once wrote that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in 100 battles. Though The Art of War was written in ancient China and therefore probably does...Show More Summary
You know Cloudflare. Course you do. They sit between your website and the rest of the Internet and make sure DDOS attacks and other nasty traffic doesn’t get through. They’re so ubiquitous that many web hosting companies offer Cloudflare...Show More Summary
Many organizations, including financial institutions, gaming companies, telecom networks and other enterprises, experience DDoS attacks even though they are equipped with a Firewall and IPS. Ironically, during a DDoS attack these security functions are likely to become the weakest link of the entire network security.
Bitcoin startup Coinkite, Inc. has announced that it is […]
SO SOME FOREIGN READERS HAVE HAD TROUBLE REACHING INSTAPUNDIT: For the last day-plus we’ve been under a fairly massive DDOS attack. Initially we just blocked all requests from outside the U.S. and Canada; after that brute-force defense, we’ve been gradually refining things and opening up again. We should have everything running smoothly again soon.
It would be a painful irony for a company specializing […]
Newport Beach based Staminus Communications offered DDoS protection and other security services to its clients; early this morning, their systems went down and a dump of their internal files were dumped to the Internet. (more…)
Staminus Communications, a hosting provider that specializes in DDoS protection, was the target of a massive hack that exposed sensitive customer data, including credit card information. One of the company’s clients is the Ku Klux Klan, so there’s that. Read more...
DDoS protection firm Staminus apparently stored customers' credit card data in the clear.
The circle of life. Traffic flow through microservices at Netflix (Rob Young) If you like this sort of Stuff then please consider offering your support on Patreon. 400Gbps: DDoS attack; 50,000: frames per second Mythbusters films inShow More Summary
Just as DDoS attacks are getting more frequent, bigger and more dangerous, with a new report from Verisign warning that the last quarter of 2015 saw record site attacks, a Californian anti-DDoS company has been taken out by hackers.Show More Summary
Another week off due to health concerns, but here I am again so let’s get this party rolling! Now that I have regaled you all with tales of things like my old garish fondness for neon greens and oranges and waxed enthusiasm about how much fun I’ve been having, it’s time to actually dig into [&hellip