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The White House establishes a new agency to collect cyber security intelligence

It’s becoming clearer with every new hack or DDoS that governments need to pay more attention to cyber security, so the White House has now signed for the creation of a new agency to help do just that: the Cyber Thread Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC). Show More Summary

Lizard Squad is back: Xbox Live and Daybreak Games Company face DDoS battering

The great Christmas Day siege of Xbox and PlayStation doesn’t seem to be enough for notorious Internet mayhem group Lizard Squad who have continued their campaign of denial of service attacks against gaming companies. The crew is back and has … Continue reading ?

Level 3 helps enterprises stay ahead of security threats with DDoS service

Level 3 Communications is enhancing its security portfolio with a new tool called the dedicated denial of service (DDoS) Mitigation Service that it says can help enterprises safeguard their critical data and systems.

Level 3 Brings 4.5Tbps of Muscle to DDoS

Level 3 Communications significantly expanded its efforts in the managed security arena this morning. They’ve introduced a new DDoS mitigation service that takes advantage of both the company’s vast network scale and distributed CDN infrastructure. … [visit site to read more]

Denial-of-service attack takes out Dutch government websites

2 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

Many websites of the Dutch government were hammered by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, the government said on Wednesday. In a statement, the government said the attack targeted the hosting service…

How The Great Firewall Of China Caused A DDOS Attack In France

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Many people outside China know about the country's Great Firewall, but probably assume it will have little, if any, impact on their own online activities. However, a fascinating post on Benjamin Sonntag's blog explains how one of the...Show More Summary

Arbor report: Hacktivist and gamer groups are major sources of DDoS attacks

A new report says that the number of DDoS web attacks involving gamers and hacktivists has greatly increased in the past decade or so. These attacks typically involve attacking websites with massive surges of data and knocking them offline. The report … Continue reading ?

BitTorrent’s Project Maelstrom will host websites in torrents

Project Maelstrom could decentralize the web and make it impervious to DDoS attacks when it arrives later this year.

‘Grass Mud Horse’

Craig Hockenberry, following up on a mysterious and overwhelming DDoS attack on Iconfactory’s web server originating in China: In my first post about the attack from the Great Firewall of China, I stuck to the facts. There was a simple reason for this: you don’t want conjecture when your site is down. Show More Summary

While You Were Sleeping

Two Of Pro Counter-Strike’s Best Matches Yet Some must watch games for fans of competitive gaming. Competitive Hearthstone Had Serious DDoS Problems Over The Weekend Bugger off hackers. The Pokémon Arcade Fighter Has A Dumb Controller It looks like a boomerang. Show More Summary

Facebook Denies Lizard Squad Hackers’ Claim It Was Responsibility For Facebook Outage

Facebook and Instagram went offline worldwide today at about 06:00 GMT for nearly an hour. The shutdowns were initially believed to be have been caused by DDOS (Distributed Denial-Of-Service) hacker attacks which work by overwhelming servers with demand for a website, causing the system to crash. Show More Summary

Facebook, Instagram experience global outages

Lizard Squad claims responsibility for possible DDoS attack.

Competitive Hearthstone Had Serious DDoS Problems Over The Weekend

One of the most accessible esports going, Hearthstone also proved itself one of the most open to denial of service attacks over the weekend, as three online tournaments were interrupted by attacks in two days. Read more...

Three Hearthstone tournaments in two days hit with DDOS attacks

It looks like it's going to be a tough year for online Hearthstone tournaments.

Zombie Pirate Bay Tracker Fuels Chinese DDoS Attacks

The Pirate Bay discontinued its tracker more than half a decade ago, but in recent weeks it returned from the dead to DDoS web-servers all over the world. In what appears to be a misconfiguration of the "Chinese Firewall," tracker.thepiratebay.org is pointed to the IP-addresses of servers that have nothing to do with torrents. Show More Summary

Hmmm... We Need Your Help

You may have noticed that The Motor Report has been ‘down’, or loading slowly, for the past few days. On Tuesday night, we came under massive DDoS attack. We don’t know who or what is behind it, but have worked frantically to fend it off. Show More Summary

DDO trumpets the start of its Winter Games

Just because we're in the heart of winter in the northern hemisphere doesn't mean that we can't enjoy snow-themed festivities! That's the attitude of Dungeons and Dragons Online, which has started a slew of activities under its Winter...Show More Summary

PSN Users Will Get Their Apology Discount This Week

After all the heartache PSN users suffered over the holiday season due to the DDoS attacks on the PlayStation Network servers, Sony has finally come through with their ?I'm sorry? discount. The apology comes in the form of a 10% off sale on select content over the weekend. Click To Continue Reading

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