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
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
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 GreatFire.org, a … Continue reading ?
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
Political censorship is alive and well in countries throughout the world. In 2014, Reporters Without Borders designated 19 countries as "enemies of the internet" for actions ranging from Britain's distributed denial of service attack...Show More Summary
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
After more than five relentless days, the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the popular coding site GitHub appears to have ceased. The company, which previously called the attack the largest in its history, announced on Tuesday morning that "everything [is] operating normally." Everything operating normally. Show More Summary
A well-known group of activists that has fought Chinese online censorship for years is publicly accusing China of launching the massive distributed denial of service attacks against the coding website GitHub. On Monday, as GitHub was...Show More Summary
On Wednesday night of last week, someone started targeting the popular coding site GitHub with a massive distributed denial of service attack, which the company later called the largest in its seven-year history. More than four days later, the attack is still ongoing. Show More Summary
The distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack began last Friday when a tidal wave of traffic was re-directed from the Chinese search engine Baidu to overwhelm GitHub. Security experts said it was likely an effort by the Chinese government to censor projects on GitHub it didn't like.