A man from Wisconsin was sentenced for participating in a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack by hacker group Anonymous on a Kansas company. Eric J. Rosol, 38, is said to have admitted that on Feb. 28, 2011, he took part in a...Show More Summary
Dec. 4 - 5, 2013 Redwood City, CA Tickets on Sale Now With great troves of online content comes a great responsibility for security. Akamai, one of the top content delivery firms on the web, announced today that it’s acquiring …
Content delivery services provider Akamai Technologies plans to buy Prolexic Technologies, a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation specialist, for $370 million in cash. Akamai, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, runs one of the world's largest content delivery networks with 137,000 servers in 87 countries. Show More Summary
This week Anonymous, the notorious hacktivist group stepped up to take credit for an attack that took some Microsoft services offline for some time. Found in a post on Pastebin, the group released how a DDoS attack had been launched … Continue reading ?
The threat of a distributed denial of service attack has to be taken seriously, but what that threat is masking might be the real cause for alarm.
A worm-like type of malicious software has been found targeting Apache Tomcat, an open-source Web server application, according to Symantec. The malware, which Symantec calls "Java.Tomdep," differs from other server malware in that it's not written in the PHP scripting language, wrote Takashi Katsuki in a blog post. Show More Summary
Authorities are hunting for a man who critically wounded a photojournalist Monday and may have orchestrated simultaneous DDoS attacks.
This past weekend was a rough one for Battlefield 4, with DDoS attacks hitting the PC game and myriad crashes infesting the newly-launched PS4 version. Over the past few days, it has been nigh-impossible to connect to servers in the PC iteration of Battlefield 4 thanks to an unnamed group attacking EA's Origin servers. Show More Summary
The weekend just gone was a busy and troubling one for Swedish developer DICE as it fought against a number of Battlefield 4-related issues. First up, the PC version of the bombastic shooter was assaulted by a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack), DICE said, which resulted in the game being unplayable online for much of the weekend. Show More Summary
Any website owner will tell you that a DDOS attack is no fun at all. Heck, it is definitely one of the worse experiences that a website owner will be able to go through, and the situation can be more or less said to be amplified many...Show More Summary
"Relentless" attacks against fledgling sandbox TUG are being addressed by the team and its security measures, Nerd Kingdom wrote in a forum post yesterday. Players noticed something wrong when they couldn't log into the game yesterday, and a developer confirmed that a DDOS attack was in the works and was being combated. Show More Summary
Wurm Online was the victim of a distributed denial of service attack yesterday, which caused the browser-based sandbox to go offline for nearly 24 hours. Wurm co-creator Rolf Jansson updated fans with a post on the official forums this morning. Show More Summary
(Credit: Nir Arieli) Hacker collective Anonymous is going to the ballet. Take that in; it's not often you'll see Anonymous and ballet in the same sentence. The unusual pairing will take place November 15 and 16 at the Boston University...Show More Summary
If you've been experiencing disconnections or prolonged lag while trying to play RuneScape lately, it's probably not just you. Service disruptions have been ongoing for "over a year now," according to a post on the game's official website. Jagex...Show More Summary
With two Forgotten Realms-themed expansions under its belt, Dungeons and Dragons Online might look like a game that's focused on this popular setting while sweeping its "other" world of Eberron under the rug. However, Update 20 shows...Show More Summary
Extra Life 2013 raised $3,809,607 for the Children's Miracle Network during this weekend's 25-hour charity game marathon - and it's not over yet. The Extra Life website came under a DDoS attack on Saturday, temporarily making donations...Show More Summary
Charity Extra-Life has been working with MMO and MOBA studios across the world this week to raise money for children's hospitals; the charity's website was the subject of a DDoS attack this past weekend but still managed to raise over $3.25 million US. Show More Summary
The shuddering effectiveness of the DNS reflection DDoS attack on Spamhaus in March is a forewarning of a growing criminal interest in the technique, new figures from mitigation firm Prolexic have suggested. Using Prolexic's customers...Show More Summary