Image via OK, prepare yourself for some pretty dense internet jargon, all in the name of safety. Originally used as a from of online protest, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks—basically where you bombard a website with traffic...Show More Summary
Molly sez, "For the past two years I've been researching activist uses of distributed denial of service actions. I just finished my masters thesis on the subject (for the Comparative Media Studies program at MIT). Guiding this work is the overarching question of how civil disobedience and disruptive activism can be practiced in the current [...]
Is a denial of service attack, or distributed denial of service attack (DDoS), a weapon? That's the question Mike Rugnetta and PBS Idea Channel set out to discuss this week. Sure, the rhetoric is filled with fighting terminology -- attack, for example -- but that doesn't necessarily make a DoS attack a weapon. Show More Summary
A dazzling visualization of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. Over the last few years, as hacking has moved out of the shadowy corners of the web and into the mainstream, the world has become increasingly familiar with the tools and techniques involved. Show More Summary
(Credit: Video screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET Australia) We've all heard of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack and know what it is: when a person or people attempt to take down a Web site by flooding it with connection requests. Show More Summary
A favourite tool of hackers and other forms of online troublemaker, the DDOS - Distributed Denial of Service - attack is something we see a lot of in video games, whether it be people trying to take down a company's website or even, in some cases, crash the games themselves. Read more...
We've all heard of DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks bringing down web servers, but we bet most people can't really imagine what a DDoS attack looks like Logstalgia visualizes web-server access logs as a pong-like game. As...Show More Summary
Australian authorities have arrested who they claim is a 24-year-old "self-proclaimed leader" of the LulzSec hacking group, which has taken credit for several high-profile hacks and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Police...Show More Summary
According to Akamai’s State of the Internet report, cyberattacks tripled last year. Akamai is one of the largest distributed networks around the world, it reported that distributed denial of service attacks tripled in 2012 as compared to the previous year. Show More Summary
While banks continue to be among the biggest victims of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, a new Verizon (NYSE: VZ) report said that every industry sector is vulnerable. In its 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report, the service...Show More Summary
The self-styled “front page of the Internet” was not working for some time, as the site itself underwent a flood of traffic that has been attributed to what is known as a “distributed denial of service attack”, or a malicious DDoS attack in short, which resulted in the social site’s servers huffing and puffing away as it tried to keep up. Show More Summary
The world’s largest Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has once again been hit by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. At the time of writing, the site has been down... Keep reading ?
DDoS, short for distributed denial of service, involves hackers using multiple virus-infected systems to attack a single system -- in this case, the website Reddit.
Several rounds of a DOTA 2 tournament have had to be postponed after somebody launched persistent DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks, which in some cases knocked out players and in other cases entire teams. Read more...
When companies find themselves targeted by hacktivists or organized crime taking them offline, they give Prolexic a call. Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are a fact of life for most large companies, government agencies, and anyone unlucky enough to be targeted by cybercriminals or hactivists. Show More Summary
The world’s largest Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is being hit by a distributed denial of service attack. The site is currently down, just over two hours after it resumed trading... Keep reading ?
After an outage yesterday that help cause Bitcoin prices to plummet, No. 1 Bitcoin market Mt. Gox said it is experiencing a major distributed denial of service attack by people aiming to destabilize the currency or profit from it.
The largest bitcoin exchange said Thursday it is fighting an intense distributed denial-of-service attack it believes is intended at manipulating the price of virtual currency, which has seen volatile price swings in the past few days. Mt. Show More Summary
Indiegogo, the crowd funding site, was hit with a distributed denial of service attack today, making the site unaccessible for five or six hours beginning at 12:00 p.m. EDT. Below, a statement from CEO Slava Rubin: There has been substantial...Show More Summary
Plenty has already been written about last week's distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack targeting the servers of Spamhaus, an organization that fights email spam. With the event past, one remaining point is that the attack, which...Show More Summary