Many years ago, EFF co-founder John Gilmore and I were discussing the prevalence of botnets, which are commonly used to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that overwhelm websites with floods of traffic; John said that...Show More Summary
Blizzard game servers were overloaded and brought down by a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack overnight that hacker group Lizard Squad appears to have claimed responsibility for. Overwatch worked fine for me just now but the European Battle.net launcher still carries a warning related to the DDoS attacks. Show More Summary
Do you have a competitor to your business that you want to bring down? Why not launch a distributed denial of service (DDos) attack on them to cripple their website? You may not have the technical skills to do this yourself but there...Show More Summary
HSBC customers were prevented from accessing the world's fourth largest bank's online system as a result of a Distributed Denial of Service attack. Here is what you need to know.
SPONSORED: There is a big problem brewing in the Internet. You may have noticed that big attacks that disrupt networks or servers’ ability to deliver traffic, called Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), are showing up in the news more often.
The hacker collective Anonymous brought down the websites of Japanese car manufacturer Nissan on Wednesday, in protest of Japanese whaling. Nissan, whose global and Japanese websites went down in a distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attack, was the latest target in a series of Anonymous attacks against Japanese companies and institutions. Show More Summary
In 2015, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks w […]
There’s just something about games and Christmas that’s never without any troubles. You might remember last year that both PlayStation Network and Xbox Live came under distributed denial of service attacks which left many unable to play...Show More Summary
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks with extor […]
On August 28, in a somewhat unusual turn of events, six UK teenagers found themselves arrested for using the Lizard Stresser—an online service that can be used to take down websites with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The arrests themselves are not surprising. The teens are rumored to have used [...]
The U.K.?s National Crime Agency has detained six teenagers suspecting of launching distributed denial of service attacks against gaming companies.Click To Continue Reading
The popular code repository website GitHub was hit by a cyberattack on Tuesday morning, just a few months after it suffered a massive and enduring distributed denial of service attack, which was linked to China. The company disclosed the new attack on Twitter and on its status page. The connectivity problems have been identified as a DDoS attack. Show More Summary
In my last blog post I shared some of the general security challenges that come with the Internet of Things (IoT). In this post, I will focus on one particular security risk: distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.Even before the age of IoT, DDoS attacks have been turning multitudes of computers into botnets, attacking a […]
Planned Parenthood's Web site was put on the defense twice this week. In the latest incident, which occurred Wednesday, the group said it experienced a "wide scale distributed denial of service attack," or DDoS attack, which directs massive amounts of traffic to a site to take it offline.Read full article >>
The website for New York magazine has been on and offline all morning after being taken down by an apparent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack overnight. The site went down shortly after publishing a bombshell article on Sunday...Show More Summary
Level 3 Communications has acquired privately-held Black Lotus, a provider of global Distributed Denial of Service mitigation services, furthering its network security capabilities for its growing enterprise customer base.
For Canadians, July 1 is Canada Day—but to Anonymous, it’s also the perfect occasion to launch a protest campaign of distributed denial of service (DDos) attacks. The internet activist group announced on Wednesday morning that it had...Show More Summary
Distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks can cause problems for a lot of people, whether they’re the intended victim or not. This video explains how they work and how they can affect you. Read more...
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
On Sunday, someone tried to hack a darknet market specialized in selling hacking tools with a distributed denial of service attack, a common and easy way to mount a cyberattack, which works by flooding a site with bogus traffic to overload...Show More Summary