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Teen Launches DDoS Attack On His School District’s Network

We’ve seen teens lash out in all sorts of ways, but with technology being so prevalent in our lives and with us depending so much on it, it seems that one way teens might have found a new way to disrupt our lives. According to a report from KTVB News, it seems that a teen from Idaho launched a DDoS attack on his school district’s entire network. Show More Summary

DDoS attacks are getting worse, as attackers shift tactics and targets

Attackers are using smaller bandwidth attacks to last longer, and do more damage.

Acquia Partners with CloudFlare To Boost DDoS Security

Acquia announced today that it’s teaming with CloudFlare to offer its customers CloudFlare Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection, as well as Content Delivery Network (CDN) services. Acquia will sell and service these products. Show More Summary

PSN Goes Offline, Lizard Squad Claims Responsibility

PlayStation gamers had a rough time going online this weekend. PSN was apparently hit by another DDoS attack by the usual suspects.Click To Continue Reading

DDoS botnet makes slaves of your home and office routers

Researchers have discovered a botnet which comprises of tens of thousands of hijacked home routers.

Commoditization of DDoS Attacks

At the RSA security conference last week there was no end of talk about the types of threats that enterprises face today. They ranged from the garden variety $foreign government wants to attack you right down to the vilification of teenagers sitting in the parent’s basements using point and click [...]

This is the most common attack hackers use to bring down websites, and they're getting scary good at them

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are one of the most dependable and easily executed offensives hackers can use to bring down websites and organizations online. DDoS's happen when the attacker launches a series of scripts that are used to debilitate a web servers by sending them insane amounts of web traffic at the same time. Show More Summary

Google makes a case for encrypting the Web

China kicked up a storm earlier this month when it was alleged to have used its “Great Cannon” weapon to carry out distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against GitHub, a code repository for open source projects, and, a … Continue reading ?

A Javascript-based DDoS Attack as seen by Safe Browsing

Posted by Niels Provos, Distinguished Engineer, Security Team To protect users from malicious content, Safe Browsing’s infrastructure analyzes web pages with web browsers running in virtual machines. This allows us to determine if a page contains malicious content, such as Javascript meant to exploit user machines. Show More Summary

Wall Street Journal Suggests Snowden Gave China Its 'Great Cannon' Software... Based On Pure Random Speculation

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

There's been lots of talk lately about China's "Great Cannon" -- the DDoS tool that China used to launch a massive attack on GitHub a few weeks ago. Much of the research on this tool was provided by Citizen Lab. That report is great and interesting. Show More Summary

China’s ‘Great Cannon’ Uses DDoS Style Redirects for Censorship

The hack on Sony last November, allegedly perpetrated by North Korea, marked somewhat of a new age in internet security. It showed everyone that corporate cyber espionage, and international cyber war are no longer the domain of science fiction. Show More Summary

Another Reason To Deploy Encryption Widely: Spiking China's 'Great Cannon' Attack

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A couple of weeks ago, Mike provided an in-depth analysis of China's new tactic in its longstanding efforts to restrict access by its population to material that challenges the official narrative. This powerful DDoS attack has now been dubbed "China's Great Cannon" by researchers in a fascinating analysis published by The Citizen Lab. Show More Summary

Meet the crack team who just exposed 'The Great Cannon,' China's insanely powerful hacking tool

A few weeks ago Github was the target of a malicious distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack focusing on pages owned by pro-Chinese free speech websites. Now, researchers at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab have released a...Show More Summary

DDoS attack on GitHub evidence for the Great Cannon of China

China is already well known for its nation-wide Internet filtering software dubbed The Great Firewall of China, but what is only coming to light is that China also may have a Great Cannon. According to a report posted on CitizenLab … Continue reading ?

DDoS attacks that crippled GitHub linked to Great Firewall of China

Whitehat hacker's traceroute wizzardry pinpoints origin of denial-of-service code.

China's DDoS Attacks Used Unencrypted Websites to Hijack Browsers

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Over the past few weeks, China has been using its country’s Internet infrastructure to attack political opponents by turning normal users’ web browsers into Denial of Service tools. Read more...

GitHub is back after 5 days of DDoS attacks

The code management platform GitHub has emerged victorious after enduring almost a week of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The company managed to get workarounds in place to settle the site and return to normal operations after experiencing crashes since March 26. Show More Summary

Massive denial-of-service attack on Github tied to Chinese government

Reports: Millions of innocent Internet users conscripted into Chinese DDoS army.

China's Great Firewall Turned Around: Why China Wants To Censor Global Internet

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

If you pay attention to Github (and you should), you know that late last week the site started experiencing some problems staying online, thanks to a massive and frequently changing DDoS attack. Over the past few days a lot more details...Show More Summary

The Chinese government won't stop hacking US companies

For the past week, code-sharing website GitHub has endured a blistering DDoS (Dedicated Denial of Service) hack attack aiming to knock the website offline. The attack on the US-based site now seems to finally be abating — and fingers are being firmly pointed at the Chinese authorities as being behind it. Show More Summary

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