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Hint: It had nothing to do with the $6,000 ransom it paid to the Armada Collective.
ProtonMail is back online after a very large DDoS attack.
The Armada Collective, a group of extortionist hackers, seems to be responsible for taking out private email services, including Protonmail, Hushmail and Runbox. It also appears to have registered the biggest DDoS attack in history.
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks with extor […]
Encrypted webmail provider, ProtonMail, has been fighting a wave of DDoS attacks since November 3 that, by last Friday, had taken its service offline for more than 24 hours. At the time of writing the attacks are still coming. Read ...
ProtonMail has learnt an expensive lesson -- just because hackers demand a ransom to stop an attack doesn't mean they will vanish after you pay up.
Follow-on attacks show capabilities "commonly possessed by state-sponsored actors."
ProtonMail is shut down for more than a day by an epic DDoS said to have taken out a number of other Swiss companies. The attackers want $7,000 in Bitcoin, otherwise they'll continue blasting the firm with data.
DDoS attacks can literally take a business or person offline. Here are some important DDoS trends about which we should all be aware.
Network admins and security pros have a tremendous amount to worry about. It seems DDoS attacks on IPv6 should be shuffled to the top of that list.
Over 900 CCTV cameras have been enlisted as slaves in a botnet thanks to default credentials.
A hacker who goes by the name of Amped Attacks specializes in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS). Unlike some hackers who take out websites and services that many rely on, Amped Attacks prefers to target racist and homophobic bullshit. A DDoS attack is a common method for taking down a server by overloading it with requests. The […]
PRESS RELEASE: Sharktech, the leading DDoS protection company, today announced the opening of its Amsterdam data center, bringing automatic DDoS protection to European companies' IT infrastructure. "European customers have been targeted with...
There was a major distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency resources, including the Sputnik website and newswire, the company’s IT department said Saturday.
Thousands of Thai cyberactivists launched a distributed-denial-of-service (DDOS) attack against government websites to express their opposition to restrictive measures to control the Internet proposed by the authorities, local media reported Thursday.
DDos attacks can cost businesses upward of $1 million an hour and result in data theft and irreparable brand damage
Just yesterday, Akamai’s Security Intelligence Response Team announced that it’s discovered a new botnet that uses a 150 Gbps onslaught to bring servers and websites to their knees. Read more...
XOR DDoS bombards as many as 20 targets per day, sometimes with 150 GBpS of traffic.
If there ever was a time where strength in numbers need to be illustrated, you can always point to the classic battles of yore, where normally, on a plain battlefield with two similarly skilled generals, chances are the army with more...Show More Summary