List/Grid Tag Archives: DDoS

Patrick Gilmore: CyberBunker Caused 'Largest DDoS Attack' In Internet History

Patrick Gilmore: CyberBunker Caused 'Largest DDoS Attack' In Internet History

A Netherlands-based web hosting firm was behind a denial of service attack that caused a global slowdown of the Internet, the Daily Telegraph reports. Switzerland-based Spamhaus, a not-for-profit anti-spam organization,… Read more »

Cisco, Arbor Partnering For Threat Defense Tech; Tom Bienkowski Comments

Cisco, Arbor Partnering For Threat Defense Tech; Tom Bienkowski Comments

Cisco is collaborating with Arbor Networks to deploy a unified threat management offering for helping defend against distributed denial-of-service attacks. Tom Bienkowski, Arbor director of product marketing at Arbor,  told… Read more »

Neustar's Ted Swearingen Advises on Defense Against DDoS Attacks

Neustar's Ted Swearingen Advises on Defense Against DDoS Attacks

According to Neustar director of security operations, Ted Swearingen, small and midsize businesses need to be prepared for Denial of Service attack with an “instant response plan.” “If you don’t… Read more »

FBI's Civilian Volunteer Watchdog Website Hacked, Defaced

FBI's Civilian Volunteer Watchdog Website Hacked, Defaced

Hacker group LulzSec said it broke into the website of InfraGard Atlanta, the local branch of the FBI’s civilian watchdog that works to fight terrorist threats, defaced it and leaked… Read more »

Turkish Daily Cyber Attacked

Turkish Daily Cyber Attacked

The website of the Istanbul-based left-wing Birgün newspaper was hit Monday by a distributed denial-of-service attack, making access to the site near-impossible, BIA News reports. Birgun.net has been the target… Read more »

Canadian ISP Knocked Offline after DDoS Attack

Canadian ISP Knocked Offline after DDoS Attack

Canadian internet service provider Islandnet.com was hit with a cyber attack Wednesday and knocked offline until today, according to Canadian news reports. Vancouver Sun said the Victoria-based ISP tweeted it… Read more »

Industry Expert: No to Obligatory Info Sharing within Private Sector

Industry Expert: No to Obligatory Info Sharing within Private Sector

Changing law that would demand industry to share more cybersecurity information among companies will not lead to more secure networks, according to AT&T Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso. When there… Read more »

Cyber Attack Cripples Radio Netherlands Websites

Cyber Attack Cripples Radio Netherlands Websites

Websites operated by Radio Netherlands Worldwide were paralyzed for nearly a day after an onslaught of distributed denial-of  services attacks launched yesterday. The cyber attack, which prevented tens of thousands… Read more »

Anonymous Launches OpIran

Anonymous Launches OpIran

Hacktivist collective Anonymous has announced OpIran, a new campaign designed to launch denial-of-service attacks at Iranian websites, according to news reports. Addressing the Iranian people, a post on AnonNews.org noted… Read more »

Social Justice Website Cyber Attacked for Supporting Chinese Dissident

Social Justice Website Cyber Attacked for Supporting Chinese Dissident

A San Francisco-based website promoting social justice has been targeted by hackers for its support of a Chinese dissident, the San Francisco Examiner reported. Change.org founder Ben Rattray asked the… Read more »

Neustar Launches DDoS Protection Solution

Neustar Launches DDoS Protection Solution

Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) yesterday announced the launch of SiteProtect, a cloud-based service for UltraDNS customers that ups the security against distributed denial-of-service attacks on online properties. SiteProtect allows customers’… Read more »

South Korea under DDoS Bombardment

South Korea under DDoS Bombardment

Forty websites belonging to the South Korean government, agencies and businesses came under attack yesterday, including those of the presidential Blue House, the U.S. forces, the military Joint Chiefs of… Read more »

Massive Increase in Botnet Attacks in 2010

Massive Increase in Botnet Attacks in 2010

2010 saw a dramatic increase in cyber crime and targeted botnet attacks, and at its peak around Christmas, the total number of unique botnet victims was 654 percent greater than… Read more »

Teenagers with Alleged Ties to Anonymous Arrested

Teenagers with Alleged Ties to Anonymous Arrested

Detectives from London’s Metropolitan Police Service’s Police Central e-Crime Unit have arrested five individuals in connection with offenses under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. The suspects, whose ages range from… Read more »

Hackers Hit Brazilian Government Websites

Hackers Hit Brazilian Government Websites

Officials say hackers tried to take the Brazilian government’s website off the air a day after President Dilma Rousseff was sworn in, according to The Associated Press. The government said… Read more »

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