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123-Reg websites hit by attack

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Businesses using 123-Reg's web hosting service go offline after reports of a DDoS attack from China....
123-Reg websites hit by attack

China Launches Most DDoS Attacks, Report Says

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China remains the top source country for Distributed Denial of Service attacks, according to Prolexic Technologies Quarterly Global DDoS Attack Report....
China Launches Most DDoS Attacks, Report Says

The Pirate Bay Celebrates Independence Day, Six Years After the Raid

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Two weeks ago The Pirate Bay was offline for more than a day due to a DDoS attack. A rare event for a site that prides itself on being the “most resilient” torrent site on the Internet. However, looking at The Pirate Bay’s history it is actually a small miracle...
The Pirate Bay Celebrates Independence Day, Six Years After the Raid
Fake Android app can launch DDoS attacks from your phone

Ustream Says Russian Citizen Journalist Is The Focus Of Today’s DDoS Attack

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Developing story: Ustream has sent out some details on the DDoS attack that is currently attacking its system — which was reported on earlier by GigaOm, along with another DDoS attack on Bambuser. A Ustream spokesperson says that the attacked is targeted on user “reggamortis1″, a prominent protestor’s live Ustream...
Ustream Says Russian Citizen Journalist Is The Focus Of Today’s DDoS Attack

UK’s SOCA sees second DDoS attack in less than a year

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The UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) has confirmed that its website has suffered a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. but it’s not particularly worried by this form harassment. Security and data protection solutions provider Sophos notes on its blog that this is the second time in less than a year...
UK’s SOCA sees second DDoS attack in less than a year
WALL STREET ANALYST: Hackers Are Attacking Bitcoin So They Can Scoop It Up For Lower Prices

Here's The Real Reason SendGrid Fired The Woman Who Complained About 'Dongle' Jokes

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When SendGrid landed itself on the wrong side of a debate about sexism in the tech industry, I was shocked. I live in Colorado and know the folks at SendGrid. SendGrid is the anchor of Boulder's warm-and-fuzzy startup community, one of the most successful companies to come out of incubator...
Here's The Real Reason SendGrid Fired The Woman Who Complained About 'Dongle' Jokes

Brace for more mega-DDoS attacks, security experts warn

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Distributed Denial of Service attacks like the one that resulted from an altercation between a Dutch company and Spamhaus last week are on the rise, according to a report by security firm Kaspersky Labs. The security vendor was responding to the huge DDoS attack that occurred last week, described as the biggest cyber...
Brace for more mega-DDoS attacks, security experts warn

Ustream Is Facing Its Biggest DDOS Attack Ever, Reportedly Targeting One Russian Citizen Journalist

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Ustream.tv have been in contact to tell us they are currently under the largest DDOS attack they have ever experienced, apparently targeting one Russian user, Reggamortis1. Of course, Russia is yet again in the middle of another protests, timed to concur with the inauguration of returning Russian president Vladimir Putin,...
Ustream Is Facing Its Biggest DDOS Attack Ever, Reportedly Targeting One Russian Citizen Journalist

Demonoid Starts Redirecting to Ads and Malware

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Demonoid is one of the world’s largest and longest standing sites that not only indexes torrents, but also operates its own tracker. Although the site has a reasonable uptime record, there have been a few occasions where it has not only gone down, but has disappeared completely. We are currently...
Demonoid Starts Redirecting to Ads and Malware

Bitcoin Price-Drop Caused By Rush Of Interest, Not DDOS, Says Mt.Gox Exchange; Newcomers Now Opening ~20k Accounts Per Day

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The Bitcoin correction we wrote about yesterday was not caused by a DDOS attack on one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges, Mt.Gox, but rather by a massive spike in interest in the crypto currency, according to Mt.Gox. During trading yesterday the value of Bitcoin plummet by 60%, dropping from a...
Bitcoin Price-Drop Caused By Rush Of Interest, Not DDOS, Says Mt.Gox Exchange; Newcomers Now Opening ~20k Accounts Per Day

Why We Should All Relax About 'The Biggest Cyberattack Ever'

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There has been a wave of skepticism about the severity of this month's "biggest ever" denial-of-service attack -- that a fight between website hosts and spam fighters may or may not have sunk the DNS servers that run the entire Internet -- and, well, it's OK to be a little scared of...
Why We Should All Relax About 'The Biggest Cyberattack Ever'

New Android malware uses Google Play icon to trick users, conduct DDoS attacks and send spam texts

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A new trojan for Android has been discovered that can carry out Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. The malware is also capable of receiving commands from criminals as well as sending short messages back to its owners. The threat, detected as “Android.DDoS.1.origin” by Russian security firm Doctor Web, likely...
New Android malware uses Google Play icon to trick users, conduct DDoS attacks and send spam texts

Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox suspends service following huge swing in trading price

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Mt. Gox, the largest exchange for buying and selling bitcoins, is temporarily shutting down following an uptick in activity on the site sparked by a massive drop in the digital currency's price. The Tokyo-based exchange is suspending trading until 10 p.m. Eastern Time as it allows the market to...
Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox suspends service following huge swing in trading price

GoDaddy says outage wasn't caused by hacker, blames 'internal network events'

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After an investigation, GoDaddy claims that its major outage yesterday was “not caused by external influences” and that a DDoS attack wasn’t to blame. A member of hacker collective Anonymous, Anonymous Own3r, originally claimed responsibility for the outage. GoDaddy’s full statement is below: Yesterday, GoDaddy.com and many of our...
GoDaddy says outage wasn't caused by hacker, blames 'internal network events'

How online retail businesses stay secure on Cyber Monday

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Now that Turkey Day is finally passed, it’s time to fix yourself a Thanksgiving Sandwich and fire up the old computer to snag the latest deals on one of the fastest-growing shopping holidays around, Cyber Monday. The National Retail Federation estimates that more than half of online retailers will be...
How online retail businesses stay secure on Cyber Monday

Major Bitcoin exchange slammed with denial of service attack as the currency surges

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Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox faced a distributed denial-of-service attack late Thursday, at a time the digital currency is seeing an upward swing. The Japanese company, which is rated as the largest exchange for bitcoins, was hit by a DDoS attack that was "stronger than the average," the exchange's support...
Major Bitcoin exchange slammed with denial of service attack as the currency surges

Ubisoft undone by anti-DRM DDoS storm

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Protests against controversial anti-piracy controls hobble game publisher Ubisoft has confirmed its rights management servers were hit by a fierce DDoS attack over the weekend that left some customers unable to play its games for much of Sunday.…What is your recession sales strategy?...
Ubisoft undone by anti-DRM DDoS storm

A Dongle Joke That Spiraled Way Out Of Control

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In an age of blogs, tweets, Hacker News, Reddit and Anonymous, an off-the-cuff joke can spin wildly out of control. At least it appears that’s what happened with PyCon this week when a sexual joke led to some very public firings, a virulent debate about women in technology, another virulent...
A Dongle Joke That Spiraled Way Out Of Control

See how beautiful a DDoS attack can look

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Using the Web app Logstalgia, a developer has managed to capture on video a visual impression of what happens during a DDoS attack. [Read more]...
See how beautiful a DDoS attack can look

As Masked Avengers Go, Anonymous Is No Zorro

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Anonymous is the bane of corporate IT departments, and it’s no wonder why: Running afoul of the hacktivists is likely to be embarrassing at least, expensive at worst. But as it turns out, it’s not exactly an unmitigated pleasure when gleeful techno-anarchists take up your cause, either. The latest New...
As Masked Avengers Go, Anonymous Is No Zorro
Ustream is pissed about DDOS attack, may launch Russian site tomorrow

A Group Of Hackers Says It Brought Down Twitter Yesterday Just For 'Lulz'

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A bunch of hackers, the Underground Nazi Hacktivist Group (UGNazi), say they were responsible for Twitter's outage yesterday. In an interview with The Telegraph, a spokesperson for the group named Cosmo was pleasantly surprised how simple it was to take down the social network. “It wasn’t really difficult at all, I...
A Group Of Hackers Says It Brought Down Twitter Yesterday Just For 'Lulz'

How Pissed Are GoDaddy Customers About Yesterday's Outage?

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Yesterday popular hosting provider GoDaddy suffered a major, multi-hour outage that the company claims was due to an internal network error (and not a DDoS attack by a member of Anonymous). GoDaddy reportedly handles millions of domain names so the outage affected a massive number of people, many of whom...
How Pissed Are GoDaddy Customers About Yesterday's Outage?

Mt. Gox delays plan to support virtual currency litecoin

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Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has temporarily shelved plans to support a competing currency, litecoin, the company said Thursday.Mt. Gox, which is the largest bitcoin exchange, has been battling ongoing distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that caused it to delay launching an exchange for litecoin, a lesser known virtual currency designed...
Mt. Gox delays plan to support virtual currency litecoin

Researchers Say the Cloud Could Aid in Large-Scale Cyber Attacks

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Not all clouds are security threats. (flickr.com/kky) Researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of Oregon have discovered a way to turn cloud computing into hacker heaven. Utilizing the cloud-based processing that speeds up our mobile browsers, analysts found that these services could be tricked into assisting  password...
Researchers Say the Cloud Could Aid in Large-Scale Cyber Attacks

Are The Krebs, Ars Technica, Mat Honan Hacks Linked?

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Evidence uncovered by cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs links a recent SWAT team attack on his home with hacker attacks on Ars Technica and Wired journalist Mat Honan. The same hacker believed to be involved in a recent SWAT team attack on journalist Brian Krebs' home and a DDoS attack...
Are The Krebs, Ars Technica, Mat Honan Hacks Linked?

Crave Ep. 119: The flexible MorePhone contorts when you get a call

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This week on Crave, we sing a love song in Klingon and behold the strange beauty of a DDoS attack. Plus, it's time for another round of "Into It Not Into It"! [Read more]...
Crave Ep. 119: The flexible MorePhone contorts when you get a call
CloudFlare goes down for an hour, taking its 785K customers with it
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