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.
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.