Blog Posts Tagged with "DDoS"
August 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"Cybercriminals... are increasingly using DDoS attacks as a diversionary tactic when launching more sophisticated attacks such as those on online banking systems. Complex attacks of this nature are particularly damaging in that they can cause significant losses for the financial institutions..."
August 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines
Scotland Yard has announced the arrest of Peter David Gibson, 22, on charges that the student participated in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks organized by the rogue hacktivist group Anonymous, particularly an attack on the online payment processor Pay Pal late last year...
August 23, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"Many think of DDoS as a computer network such as a bot network of rogue or infected machines which carry out the orders of whoever controls them. In the case of this specific code, Anonymous only needed to control a single system to begin the attack. The rest is carried out by unwitting accomplices..."
August 19, 2011 Added by:Scot Terban
The system is vulnerable to attacks that would have great consequences to the financial system within the US as well as potentially the world. Perhaps Mr. Kass is just looking to leverage the fear, perhaps he is trying to fire off the "Bat Signal” that something is wrong or inevitable...
August 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines
Customer services were interrupted by a power failure at the company's data center while their corporate website was simultaneously experiencing excessive traffic levels that was initially reported to have been caused by a denial of service (DoS) attack...
July 27, 2011 Added by:Headlines
Scotland Yard says officers from its specialist cybercrime unit have arrested the suspected spokesman of the LulzSec hacking group. In a statement Wednesday the police force says that the 19-year-old was arrested at an address in Scotland. They say he is the hacker known as 'Topiary'...
July 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines
Rogue hacktivist group Anonymous has issued a statement in response to the arrest of fourteen alleged members who are being charged with participating in the DDoS attacks against online payment processor PayPal that occurred late last year. More arrests on the way - expect them...
July 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines
Fourteen individuals were arrested by on charges related to their involvement in a cyber attack on PayPal’s website as part of an action claimed by the group “Anonymous,” announced the Department of Justice and the FBI. Two additional defendants were arrested on cyber-related charges...
July 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"Authorities have arrested 14 people today in the United States in connection with hacking attacks by the Anonymous group of online activists, sources said. The arrests follow raids earlier in the day on homes in New York, California, New Jersey, and Florida..."
July 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"This may have been a test of South Korea’s preparedness to mitigate cyberattacks, possibly by North Korea or their sympathizers... the attack itself was very limited and may have been utilized to test and observe how quickly the attack would be discovered, reverse engineered, and mitigated..."
June 27, 2011 Added by:Jamie Adams
When I first heard ridiculous-sounding terms like smurf attack, fraggle attack, Tribal Flood Network (TFN), Trinoo, TFN2K, and stacheldraht, I didn't take them too seriously for a couple of reasons — I worked mainly on non-Internet facing systems, and I was never a victim...
June 23, 2011 Added by:Kevin McAleavey
There is no excuse for your facility to provide the next round of "lulz." Examining your ability to withstand DDoS attacks and checking your SQL backend against exploits, you stand a chance of withstanding the onslaught of raging children should they turn their "cannons" your way...
June 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines
The hacker collective known as LulzSec conducted a successful attack against a public-facing website of the CIA on Wednesday. The DDoS attack, which caused periodic outages, was announced with a Twitter message from the group stating, "Tango down - cia.gov - for the lulz..."
June 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"Do not make the mistake of challenging Anonymous. Do not make the mistake of believing you can behead a headless snake. If you slice off one head of Hydra, ten more heads will grow in its place. If you cut down one Anon, ten more will join us purely out of anger..."
May 24, 2011 Added by:Headlines
At the time of this article's publication, the U.S. Chamber website was experiencing intermittent downtime. Anonymous now seems to be probing the systems for other vulnerabilities, such as susceptibility to a SQL-based attack...
May 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines
Initially, Sony representatives did not seek to connect the hacktivist group with the data breach event. That has changed now that forensic investigators have located a file on the hacked PSN systems named "Anonymous" and containing the movement's tagline "We are Legion"...
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