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Overwatch servers down as Blizzard's Battle.net suffers from DDoS Attack

Today is the last day Overwatch players can earn Summer Games Loot Boxes as Blizzard will be ending the game’s first promotion at 4PM PT today, but it appears players may have a rough time connecting to its servers as Blizzard has reported...Show More Summary

Another DDoS Attack Takes Out Blizzard's Servers [UPDATE]

Update—10:40 a.m.: With grace, felicity and no pity for this post’s short-lived relevance, Blizzard resolved their server issues ten minutes post-publication. Read below for background on today’s now-fixed DDoS attack against Battle.net. Read more...

RT Besieged by DDoS Attacks Days After US Think Tank Called for Cyber Terrorism

Hackers bombarded RT with a well-planned series of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks one week after the Atlantic Council wrote an article suggesting preemptive cyber terrorism against RT and the Moscow Metro.

Australia's #CensusFail blamed on IBM's 'inadequate' planning - CNET

The nation's prime minister pins Tuesday night's census website disaster on IBM's failure to plan for a "completely predictable" DDoS attack.

The Australian Census Website Is Down, Again

Around 48 hours after the Census website was pulled after alleged repeated DDoS attacks, and hundreds of thousands of Aussies actually trying to complete the Census, the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Census website came back to life this afternoon. But, in a move that isn’t entirely surprising, the site continues to have issues. It’s up, it’s down, it’s up again… More »      

The Australian Census Website Is Down, Again

Around 48 hours after the Census website was pulled after alleged repeated DDoS attacks, and hundreds of thousands of Aussies actually trying to complete the Census, the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Census website came back to life this afternoon. But, in a move that isn’t entirely surprising, the site continues to have issues. It’s up, it’s down, it’s up again… More »      

The Census Website Is Back Up

After being taken down on Tuesday night at 7:55pm due to an alleged series of DDoS attempts resulting in the voluntary shutdown of the site, the Census website is back up again. More »      

Census Update: What's Going On?

As you may have heard, the Census website has had a bit of a technical issue. The official report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics went from “overseas hackers” to a series of DDoS attacks (with some pinpointed to the US) made...Show More Summary

What Organisations Can Learn From The ABS Census Fail

We can all agree that this year’s Census has been a colossal snafu. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shutdown the website after it was supposedly hit by a number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. This was after the Census website had been stress tested. So what can organisations learn from this incident? Let’s find out. More »      

Census 2016 Website Crash: DDoS Attack, Incompetence Or Something More Sinister?

Last night’s Census was a debacle for Australians trying to fill the survey out online. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the website suffered repeated distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The ABS ended up pulling the plug on it. Show More Summary

The Australian Privacy Commissioner Is Investigating The Census Attack

Today the Australia Bureau of Statistics announced the Census website fell victim to a series of DDoS attacks yesterday, causing the department to shut down the site. Moments ago the Australian Privacy Commissioner announced he will opening an investigation into the “cyber attack”. More »      

RT Broadcaster Website Suffers Massive Two-Hour DDoS Attack

The RT broadcaster came under a two-hour long DDoS hacker attack on Tuesday night.

Is Your Census Data Safe?

At 7:55pm last last the Australian Bureau of Statistics shut down the Australian Census website, revealing this morning that the move was a precaution against a series of denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Two million Census forms were submitted before the site closed, which raises the question — is your data safe? More »      

IPv6 router bug: Juniper spins out hotfix to thwart DDoS attacks

Vulnerability common to devices routing IPv6; Cisco offered partial fix in July.

A Guide To Three Types Of DIY DDoS Protection

There are circumstances in which DIY is a perfectly acceptable approach, such as when you are hosting children’s birthday parties or preparing Christmas gifts for relatives you don’t really like. But then there are times when DIY quickly becomes a disaster. Show More Summary

DDoS Attack on Blizzard’s Battle.net Servers Ended

As of 10:30 pm EST, Blizzard has successfully nullified the most recent DDoS attack on the battle.net servers. For the bulk of the day today the blizzard forums were flooded with gamers who were reporting slow connections speeds and/or horrendous latency problems. Blizzard Customer Support reported that the cause was indeed a DDoS attack. A […]

Overwatch And Blizzard Are Getting DDoS'd Right Now [UPDATE]

If you’re having troubles trying to play Overwatch or any Blizzard games this morning, you’re not the only one. More »      

'Overwatch' Servers Still Down As Blizzard Suffers Ongoing DDoS Attack

Blizzard's servers are down as hackers retaliate against the Overwatch publisher for banning cheaters.

Overwatch, Hearthstone Knocked Offline By DDoS Attack (Update: Fixed)

Looks like some banned Overwatch players might be reacting a little more poorly than we’d first thought, with a DDoS attack knocking the game—and by extension a lot of other Blizzard titles—out of service this afternoon. Read more.....

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