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"The cutting edge of cybercrime"--Lulzsec hackers get up to 32 months in jail

TV-based botnets? DDoS attacks on your fridge? More plausible than you think

arstechnica.com
It's still premature to say you need firewall or antivirus protection for your television set, but a duo of recently diagnosed firmware vulnerabilities in widely used TV models made by two leading manufacturers suggests the notion isn't as far-fetched as many may think. The most recent bug, found in...
TV-based botnets? DDoS attacks on your fridge? More plausible than you think

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
Anonymous DDOS participants tricked into installing Zeus trojan, says Symantec
The DDoS Protection Squad
Fake Android app can launch DDoS attacks from your phone
Researchers Turn The Tables On A Hacker, Infecting His PC With Malware And Grabbing Video Of Him At Work

EU Cybercrime Bill Targets Anonymous: Makes It A Criminal Offense To Conduct 'Cyber Attack'

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While we're still sorting through the crazy cybersecurity bill proposals in the US, it appears that some in the EU are going through a similar process. The EU Parliament's "Civil Liberties Committee" has approved a legislative proposal concerning "cyber attacks," which appears to ramp up criminal penalties for all sorts...
EU Cybercrime Bill Targets Anonymous: Makes It A Criminal Offense To Conduct 'Cyber Attack'
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Spamhaus hit by biggest-ever DDoS attacks

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Anti-spam service Spamhaus has been hit with what several security firms today described as the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks ever seen....
Spamhaus hit by biggest-ever DDoS attacks

New White House petition seeks to legitimize DDoS attacks

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This week, a petition was filed on the White House's "We the People" website that aims to legitimize the use of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) as a legitimate form of protest. “It is the equivalent of repeatedly hitting the refresh button on a webpage. It is, in that way,...
New White House petition seeks to legitimize DDoS attacks

DDoS attacks against U.S. banks peaked at 60 Gbps

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Some of the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that targeted the websites of U.S. financial institutions this week have peaked at 60 Gbps, according to researchers from DDoS mitigation provider Arbor Networks....
DDoS attacks against U.S. banks peaked at 60 Gbps

Pirate Bay, WikiLeaks fight off crippling attacks

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Tables turn as hacker favorites are targeted in DDoS attacks. [Read more]...
Pirate Bay, WikiLeaks fight off crippling attacks
Potent DDoS attacks on Mt. Gox delay rollout of new virtual currency

The Qassam Cyber Fighters Send Holiday Greetings With Renewed DDoS Attacks On Banks

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Wells Fargo, hit by al-Qassam Cyber Fighters DDoS attacks. Denial of Service elves Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters issued a new statement Tuesday and apparently renewed DDoS attacks on American bank websites. In a brief Pastebin post the hackers–who claim they are mainly motivated by outrage over the anti-Muslim video, Innocence of...
The Qassam Cyber Fighters Send Holiday Greetings With Renewed DDoS Attacks On Banks

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'

Slowloris DDoS tool used by Anonymous hacked to include Zeus trojan

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Is turnabout fair play? A handful of Anons have found themselves on the wrong end of a hack in the wake of the US government takedown of Megaupload. On January 20, just one day after Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom was arrested in New Zealand, an unknown attacker slipped code...
Slowloris DDoS tool used by Anonymous hacked to include Zeus trojan

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

Russian Hackers Held in Amazon DDoS Attacks

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Pair bragged about their attacks on eBay and Priceline; arrested in Cypress, they face extradition to the U.S....
Russian Hackers Held in Amazon DDoS Attacks
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Wells Fargo warns of ongoing DDOS attacks

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Wells Fargo warned on Tuesday that its website is being targeted again by a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack....
Wells Fargo warns of ongoing DDOS attacks

Anonymous Launches White House Petition Saying DDoS Should Be Recognized As A Valid Form Of Protest

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A few years back, we had an interesting discussion over whether or not distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) could be seen as a valid form of protest -- the modern equivalent of a "sit-in." There are significant similarities between a DDoS and a sit-in. And, we've seen at least...
Anonymous Launches White House Petition Saying DDoS Should Be Recognized As A Valid Form Of Protest

Virgin Media site goes titsup in Pirate Bay payback attack

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Anonymous claims takedown victory Virgin Media's main website dropped off the interwebs on Tuesday with hackivist collective Anonymous claiming responsibility for the DDoS attacks in response to the company's recent cut-off of The Pirate Bay.…...
Virgin Media site goes titsup in Pirate Bay payback attack

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
Ustream is pissed about DDOS attack, may launch Russian site tomorrow

Anonymous cyber-attacks cost PayPal £3.5m, court told

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Student on trial accused of playing a leading role in revenge campaign against several sites after backlash against WikiLeaksFour activists from the cybergang Anonymous caused multimillion-pound losses to a number of firms in revenge for the backlash against WikiLeaks, a court has heard.Using the name Operation Payback, the four flooded...
Anonymous cyber-attacks cost PayPal £3.5m, court told

Four LulzSec hackers have been jailed for up to 32 months each by a UK court

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Four members of the notorious LulzSec hacker group have been sentenced in London today following a number of high-profile hacks and DDoS attacks affecting companies such as Sony Pictures, PBS and Fox.com in 2011 and 2012. The BBC reports that Ryan Ackroyd, a former British soldier and member of LulzSec...
Four LulzSec hackers have been jailed for up to 32 months each by a UK court

'Dongle' jokes and a tweet lead to firings, threats, DDoS attacks

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A developer tweets her objection to jokes told at a conference, leading to the dismissal of one of the men -- and herself as well. [Read more]...
'Dongle' jokes and a tweet lead to firings, threats, DDoS attacks
LulzSec leader Sabu turns FBI snitch, reportedly gives up five top hackers
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