On February 7, a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks hit a number of Bitcoin exchanges, causing many to shut down temporarily. The DDoS attacks repeatedly pinged their servers with fake transactions, overloading their servers' abilities to processes legitimate transactions. Mt. Gox, (formerly) the world's largest exchange, never......
Distributed Denial of Service — also known as DDoS attacks — are a fairly common way to block access to a site. A multitude of requests for a web page, usually generated by scripts or bots, overloads the servers and access is knocked out. Show More Summary
If any of your favorite sites don’t seem to be working right now, don’t panic — it’s not just you. Namecheap, the host of some 3 million-plus domains, is reporting that they’re currently undergoing a Distributed Denial Of Service attack of unknown origins. Show More Summary
Swedish gamers asks players to go hunting for spoilsport Wurm Online, a popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), has been taken offline in a troublesome distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack shortly after updating its software.…
The global bitcoin network is being put to the test thanks to a “massive and concerted [distributed denial of service] attack” targeting multiple exchanges, according to Blockchain.info chief security officer Andreas Antonopoulos. According...Show More Summary
The British spy agency GCHQ used hacking techniques, including distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, against the hacking collective Anonymous, according to new documents leaked by Edward Snowden Anonymous hackers were attacking websites with their own DDoS attacks in 2011 while authorities in the UK and the U.S. Show More Summary
Distributed denial of service attacks have been one of the most common and well-known ways that malicious hackers have gone after companies on the web. But as cybercrime becomes more sophisticated and widespread, and our lives become...Show More Summary
Update: The group originally claiming credit for the database breach has since acknowledged they had only performed a distributed denial of service attack. It seems the group simply used the maintenance-related Dropbox outage as an opportunity to troll the Internet. Show More Summary
Spanning a host of political ideologies, motivations, and geographic locations and using a range of tactics, these are the hackers who changed things this year. Google has released a map of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) that took place around the world this year, and there were a lot (especially from China) in 2013. Show More Summary
Eric Rosol is not a big-time hacker. However, the Wisconsin man did participate in the 2011 distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that Anonymous unleashed on Koch Industries—for one whole minute. And for that one minute of his life, a judge just decided, Rosol must pay a $183,000 fine. Read more...
Akamai is adding more power to its growing cloud and network security services portfolio by reaching a deal to acquire Prolexic, a cloud-based distributed denial of service mitigation provider, for about $370 million in cash.
The threat of a distributed denial of service attack has to be taken seriously, but what that threat is masking might be the real cause for alarm.
A distributed denial of service attack aimed at taking down Healthcare.gov reveals the importance of scale in battling miscreants.
Plus, PC version of the game hit by distributed denial of service attack over the weekend. DICE says it's working to address regular Battlefield 4 crashes on PS4, while also preparing updates for other versions of the game.Click here to read the full article
Wurm Online was the victim of a distributed denial of service attack yesterday, which caused the browser-based sandbox to go offline for nearly 24 hours. Wurm co-creator Rolf Jansson updated fans with a post on the official forums this morning. Show More Summary
Ars Technica is reporting that a Distributed Denial of Service application called "Destroy Obama Care!" has turned up in the wild. While there's no evidence that this has significantly contributed to the Healthcare.Gov problems, similar...Show More Summary
Google last week announced a beta service that will offer protection from Distributed Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS) to human rights organizations and media, in and effort to slow the amount of censorship that such attacks cause. The announcement of Project Shield came during a presentation at the Conflict in a Connected World summit in New York. Show More Summary
NSA.gov was unresponsive late Friday afternoon due to a distributed denial of service (DDoS), according to packs of Anonymous-types on Twitter. Indeed the website would not load for us when we tried, but it's hard to know why until we get confirmation from the NSA. If it is indeed a DDoS attack on the NSA, it would not be the first. Read more...
Yesterday, Google announced Project Shield, a suite of free tools to help small websites stay online during DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks. To accompany it, Google has also made available a live map of DDoS attacks which shows when and where they're happening. Read more...
Curious about the frequency of distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks? The Digital Attack Map provides an hourly updated map identifying evidence of currently active attacks. More »