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 »
Earlier today, Google announced it had built Project Shield to help small websites stay online during DDoS (distributed denial of service) strikes, and it turns out the search giant also unveiled a frequently-updated online map of such assaults. Dubbed Digital Attack Map, the project was created in...
Distributed denial of service attacks are, in their own special way, a very violent form of digital censorship. And Google wants to protect the world’s websites from them. The company is taking the wraps off of Project Shield, a new...
Google today announced a new initiative called Project Shield, which lets webmasters leverage the company’s technology and infrastructure to protect websites from being taken offline by Distributed Denial of Service... Keep reading ...
The latest research from Akamai's quarterly State of the Internet report indicates that distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks reported by its customers rose 54 percent between the first and second quarter of 2013. Of the 318 DDOS incidents reported, 134 were enterprise customers, making them a leading target of such attacks.
Baidu, also known as the "Google of China," is now accepting Bitcoin payments for Jiasule, its anti-DDoS (distributed denial of service) and firewall security product. For Bitcoin, this partnership comes at a crucial time. After theShow More Summary
Distributed denial of service attack takes down part of.cn domain
Distributed Denial of Service attacks are getting a lot smarter.
Distributed denial of service attacks pose a serious threat to online gaming communities, according to the latest white paper from DDoS mitigation specialist Prolexic. The company found that the average duration of attacks increased to 32.2 hours in 2013, up … Continue reading ?
DDoS attacks dominate the news nowadays. Large companies are frequently harassed by Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, with great damage. Prolexic, a company that offers security services for DDoS has published a technical White Paper detailing what it calls … Continue reading ?