British police have today announced the arrest of six people in connection with distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that attempted to bring down websites belonging to – amongst others – a national newspaper, a school and a number of online retailers.
British teen Seth Nolan Mcdonagh, aka “narko” has been sentenced for his role in a 2013 attack which slowed the internet around the world.
Hacktivists have launched a distributed denial-of-service attack against the website of TMT (Thirty Meter Telescope), which is planned to be the Northern hemisphere’s largest, most advanced optical telescope.
This weekend, the BBC’s website went offline. The first conclusion many people jump to? It must be the work of Anonymous hacktivists angry about the suspension of Jeremy Clarkson. But how likely is that?
An attempt to silence feminism blog Femsplain backfires on DDoS attackers, as they only help to raise its profile.
A 51 year old man is facing a lengthy prison sentence in the United Kingdom after admitting to a series of distributed denial of service attacks against social housing, social services and crime prevention websites.
Lizard Squad failed to encrypt its database of LizardStresser’s registered users – storing details of their usernames and passwords in plaintext. A schoolboy error if ever I heard one.
The attack which knocked the PlayStation Network (PSN) and Xbox Live offline over Christmas appears to have been a publicity stunt, designed to gain notoriety and draw attention to the hacking group which has claimed responsibility – Lizard Squad.
Malicious DDoS attack blamed for taking major gaming networks Xbox Live and Playstation Network offline for Christmas…
Barack Obama promises that the United States will respond to the Sony hack, and North Korea drops off the internet. Is there a connection?
As promised in our post about the European Cyber Security Month during October, we are publishing about Botnets and Exploits this week. Even though we had the Poodle flaw in the web encryption standard a few days ago, we are using this week to explain what are botnets and exploits and how they work.
Over 4 million UPnP devices could be used to assist in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, Akamai has warned.
State organizations and private businesses from various sectors in Ukraine and Poland have been targeted with new versions of BlackEnergy, a malware that’s evolved into a sophisticated threat with a modular architecture.
Gamers and cellphone users were targeted by criminal groups around the world this week – while retailers continued to suffer at the hands of POS malware, and a phishing campaign highlighted just how hot Bitcoin is right now.
Blackmailers force internet site Code Spaces out of business, leaving customers in the lurch.