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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 weeks 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 ?

Sony says sorry for PSN Christmas outage with five days of PS Plus

Sony and Microsoft suffered over Christmas when a group calling itself Lizard Squad instigated a DDoS, or a distributed denial of service attack, directed at PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. Both services collapsed as a result, rendering it impossible to play online or create PSN accounts with new consoles Santa dropped down the chimney. Show More Summary

Lizard Squad now helping anyone copy its PlayStation and Xbox attacks

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

‘LizardStresser’ DDoS tool promises to help people overload websites and internet services, charging between $6 and $500 per attack Hacking group Lizard Squad spoiled Christmas for tens of millions of gamers with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on Sony’s PlayStation Network and...

Internet mayhem crew Lizard Squad now offering DDoS service for hire

Now infamous Internet mayhem crew Lizard Squad has just come out of an attention-grabbing holiday season with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against major gaming networks on Christmas Day to offer a DDoS service for hire. The service, billed … Continue reading ?

Sony's PlayStation Network is finally back online

Sony's PlayStation Network has been restored after a three-day outage caused by an external attack A group self-identified as Lizard Squad took credit for a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Christmas Day that overwhelmed Sony's network, which allows PlayStation users to compete against each other online. Show More Summary

PSA: PlayStation Network back online, service restored

The PlayStation Network appears to be fully armed and operational, according to an update post on the PlayStation Blog. The update confirms that the PSN suffered a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on Christmas Eve Day, and though the group...

Xbox Live, PSN suffer outages in apparent denial of service attack

The Grinch stole online connectivity this year, it would seem. Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network have been hit with online issues, with each service taken offline in an apparent DDoS attack (distributed denial of service). The targeted attack beg...

Predicting DDoS into 2015: Distributed attacks will only get badder maybe not bigger

The use of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) has become the mainstay of Internet mayhem groups, hactivist protests, and even hacker warfare. Across 2014 there has been a certain amount of evolution of the tactics seen from previous years, … Continue reading ?

These Are The Countries That Could Lose Internet Easily

North Korea was taken offline for 9 1/2 hours earlier this week, possibly as the result of a distributed denial of service attack. It wouldn't take much to DDOS the entirety of North Korea: the country has only one pathway to the internet, through a connection with a "backbone" network hosted by a Chinese state-owned telecom company. Show More Summary

North Korea kicked off the internet by giant DDoS: Was it the USA, or someone else?

Yesterday evening, North Korea was unceremoniously knocked off the internet by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. This comes shortly after the US government promised a 'proportional response' to the Sony Pictures hack, which the FBI believes was carried out by North Korea. Show More Summary

This week in DDoS: Xbox Live and PlayStation Network edition

Over the past week, the online gaming services that support Microsoft’s Xbox consoles and Sony’s PlayStation consoles have faced service disruptions thought to be caused by distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The hacker group Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility … Continue reading ?

Windstream enhances Application Firewall, DDoS capabilities via Imperva partnership

Windstream Hosted Solutions is revitalizing its managed service set with new Web Application Firewall (WAF) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services that are provided through a partnership with Imperva.

Hackers leak logins from PSN, Windows Live, and 2K Games

The hacker group DerpTrolling, who claimed responsibility for the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against Blizzard Entertainment during the launch of Warlords of Draenor last week, has leaked login information for 5,604 accounts from the PlayStation Network, Windows Live, and … Continue reading ?

Final Fantasy XIV servers suffering DDoS attacks

2 months agoEntertainment / Video Games : CVG

Square Enix says customer information and character data "not in danger". Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's servers are being hit by distributed denial of service attacks.Click here to read the full article

Black Lotus Report: DDoS volume decreasing but attackers becoming more sophisticated

A new report from Black Lotus, a leader in availability security and provider of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection, shows that attackers are using less bandwidth to cause trouble but are getting smarter about how their attacks work. Distributed … Continue reading ?

Ello Was Briefly Over—For Almost An Hour

4 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

Ello went temporarily dark over the weekend due to a possible distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack by an unknown actor. Total downtime: 45 minutes. See also: What The Ell Is Ello? The Ad-Free Social Network Everyone's TalkingShow More Summary

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