Three US college-age hackers pleaded guilty to creating the Mirai botnet, which took out critical parts of the internet in 2016 through distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The attacks affected Spotify, Twitter, Reddit, andShow More Summary
The number of distributed denial of service attacks experienced by enterprises has doubled since the beginning of the year according to newly published report. According to Corero Network Security Ltd., organizations using their services...Show More Summary
Denial of service (DoS) and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have become an unfortunate and unavoidable reality of the web today. The tactics have been implemented by both governments and activists looking to both suppress stories they disagree with. While attacks are increasingly commonplace, understanding of how to defend against them still lags behind....
A joint investigation by a number of high profile companies has managed to bring down a botnet that was being used to run distributed denial of service attacks from infected Android devices. The botnet first raised its head August 17 when it was detected by multiple content delivery network providers. Show More Summary
Days after the Department of Justice demanded visitor data for an anti-Trump website, the web host company DreamHost has fallen to a distributed denial of service attack. The company is also reported to be hosting a new version of the Nazi site, the Daily Stormer.
'THE RANTING MONKEY" PUTS "THE ROOT.COM'S LOGIC" ON TRIALTHE ROOT.COM COUNTERS, SAYS THAT "DEPICTING BLACK PEOPLE AS 'MONKEYS' IS A HATEFILLED WHITE RACIST ATTEMPT AT SLANDERING BLACK PEOPLE: "THEY SHOULD HAVE JUST CALLED US 'VIOLENT...Show More Summary
Over the years, distributed denial of service (DDoS) has been a highly reliable way of making sure that a hosted service (like a website or some service like the PlayStation Network) doesn’t see the light of day at least for a while....Show More Summary
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) acknowledged that its site went down on Monday after it was hit by multiple distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks after TV anchor John Oliver blasted the agency on his show over its move to repeal net neutrality rules in the country. Show More Summary
Today, England’s Old Bailey court jailed 20-year-old hacker Adam Mudd two years for initiating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against several popular games and gaming services, the BBC reports. Read more...
Distributed denial of service attacks are growing ever bigger. Here's what's causing them.
A computer worm that resulted in a wave of distributed denial of service attacks in 2003 has mysteriously returned to the internet in a series of attempted attacks late last year. Security firm Check Point detected the worm, called SQL...Show More Summary
Distributed denial of service protection firm Radware Ltd. has acquired cloud-based security firm Seculert for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 2012, Seculert offers a Software-as-a-Service security platform that aims to fill gaps left...Show More Summary
A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack can take down a site, a server, or various parts of the internet. Attackers send to the target incredible amounts of junk traffic which bring their target down, making it impossible for real users to access that online service. Show More Summary
Last October, when dozens of large websites were taken down after a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, how many of us thought at the time that the Internet of Things (IoT) might be involved...
Over the weekend, Level 3 Communications took its security capabilities in the Far East to a new level. They have opened a set of new scrubbing centers throughout the region capable of mitigating Distributed Denial of Service attacks. ... [visit site to read more]
Cloudflare, a startup offering a content distribution network (CDN) and distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation services for websites, today announced that its customers can now choose to implement a technology called Accelerated Mobile Links on their websites, free of charge. Show More Summary
The Drudge Report, the highly trafficked conservative news website, has been knocked offline for extended periods of time over the course of the last two weeks, succumbing to large distributed denial of service attacks, according toShow More Summary
Earlier this evening, Matt Drudge, the reclusive founder of Drudge Report, took to Twitter to claim that the conservative news site experienced a huge distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. And he suggested that the US government may have been behind it.
According to a new report, blacklivesmatter.com has been the subject of numerous Distributed Denial of Service attacks since April.
Law enforcement officials in the United States, Europe and Australia have arrested 34 people as part of a global crackdown on distributed denial of service attacks. The arrests targeted buyers of DDoS-for-hire services, often using names...Show More Summary