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How Blizzard should prepare for next wave of DDoS attacks

GUEST: History repeated itself for Blizzard. Blizzard’s World of Warcraft: Legion launch faced a cyberattack. According to Blizzard, a distributed denial of services (DDoS) attack causing high latency issues and disconnections during connection happened at the launch of the new expansion. This is the latest in a run of ill luck for the online gaming company, […]

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.

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

Hackers threaten to take Pokémon Go offline August 1 with massive DDoS attack

Poodlecorp (yes, you read that right) has threatened to take the über popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go offline August 1 through a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on the game’s already fragile servers.Show More Summary

DDoSers sell attacks for $5 on Fivver

4 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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 games hit by DDoS attack, Lizard Squad claims responsibility

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

Hackers For Hire: How Much Do 'Professional' Hacking Services Cost?

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 Website and App Taken Offline By Cyber-Attack: What You Need To Know

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.

The Great Network Forgery

8 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

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.

Nissan to Hackers: We’re Not Whalers, Leave Us Alone

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

EA Servers Down On Christmas Eve

9 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Ubergizmo

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

Why The Arrest Of Six UK Teens Will Not Prevent The Next Stresser Attack

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 [...]

Teens Linked To Sony, Microsoft DDoS Attacks Have Been Arrested

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

GitHub Hit By DDoS Attack, Again

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

The Internet of Things: When Sci-Fi Becomes Reality

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 Web site faces cyberattack. Again.

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 >>

Outages Continue at 'New York' Magazine After Alleged DDoS Attack

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 acquires Black Lotus, enhances DDoS mitigation capabilities

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.

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