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Meet the crack team who just exposed 'The Great Cannon,' China's insanely powerful hacking tool

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

6 countries that block social media

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

GitHub is back after 5 days of DDoS attacks

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

The Five Day Cyber Assault on GitHub Appears to Finally Be Over

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

China Is Behind DDoS Attack on GitHub, Activists Say

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

GitHub's Largest DDoS Attack Is Still Going, 4 Days Later

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

DDoS attack on GitHub ‘has evolved’ as battle with Chinese hackers enters fourth day

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.

GitHub may have been targeted by Chinese hackers in DDoS attack

Code management platform GitHub has been fending off a days-long distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack since last Thursday. Security experts say the attack may have originated in China, reports The Wall Street Journal. Over the...Show More Summary

GitHub targeted by massive Chinese DDoS attack

Git repository hosting service GitHub Inc., has been under a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) since Thursday with China named as the culprit. GitHub said in a blog post that the DDoS attack was the largest in their history … Continue reading ?

Hackers Shut Down Indiana's Website After Controversial Anti-Gay Law

A group of hacktivists called YourVikingdom launched a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the state of Indianas official website on Friday, successfully knocking the governments homepage offline for less than an hour, according to newsreports. Show More Summary

Did China Just Launch a Cyber Attack on GitHub?

Late Thursday night, the popular coding site GitHub announced that someone had been attacking the site with a continuous distributed denial of service attack for more than 24 hours. Hours later, the site was still working to mitigate...Show More Summary

Anti-Censorship Activists in China Are Under ‘Aggressive’ Cyber Attack

A well known anti-Chinese censorship group is withstanding an unprecedented and aggressive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on all its websites, in an apparent attempt to knock them offline. GreatFire, a group that tracksShow More Summary

DDoS attack disrupts Battlefield Hardline on Xbox One

A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack has caused problems for Battlefield Hardline on Xbox One, according to publisher EA. Visceral's first-person shooter spin-off launched last night and some Xbox One users struggled to connect online. In a tweet from the Battlefield account, EA acknowledged the issue and said it was investigating. Read more…

Why Trolls Still Love to Hate Feminists

For a few hours yesterday, a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) knocked Femsplaina Kickstarter supported platform for writers focusing on womenoffline. It was just the latest in the seemingly endless stream of online attacks against feminists and feminist-focused writers. Show More Summary

Infographic: Black Lotus report reveals DDoS is common, leads to customer churn

In 2014, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks continued to be a massive concern for numerous Internet services. This was especially signaled by the Christmas Day siege of Xbox Live and PlayStation Network by infamous Internet mayhem crew Lizard Squad. A … Continue reading ?

Lizard Squad DDoS-for-hire website compromised, stored passwords in plain text

The Lizard Squad, an Internet mayhem group, has recently been caught with their proverbial pants down when an attacker compromised the customer database of the group’s recently released distributed denial of service (DDoS) for hire service. The service, the “Lizard … Continue reading ?

UK teen arrested in connection with Christmas Day attacks on Xbox and PlayStaton

The Christmas Day distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that took down Xbox Live and PlayStation Network are beginning to catch up with alleged perpetrators. An 18-year-old man was arrested on Friday in connection with the attacks, UK law enforcement … Continue reading ?

Lizard Squad and the DDoS-for-hire ecology explained by NexusGuard

Recently, Internet mayhem group Lizard Squad made news by ruining Christmas Day for Xbox Live and PlayStation Network users. Afterwards the group unveiled a distributed denial of service (DDoS) tool offered to the public that allows people to use their … Continue reading ?

German government website attack may be Ukraine-related

3 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Two German government websites were knocked offline by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack around 10am local time on Wednesday. Chancellor Angela Merkel's site is still down five and a…

Looking back at DDoS in 2014: Most enduring attack trends

Attackers use distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks to disrupt websites by bombarding them with traffic from multiple sources, resulting in online service becoming unavailable for a period of time. As a tool of distraction and frustration, DDoS has been … Continue reading ?

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