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DDoS Attacks Take Down What.cd & Major Private BitTorrent Trackers

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It might come as a surprise but at times the owners of some file-sharing sites are subjected to online bullying. Over the years several BitTorrent admins have been the victims of extortion attempts which threaten that unless a particular course of action is taken or even payments made, bad things...
DDoS Attacks Take Down What.cd & Major Private BitTorrent Trackers

How the Spamhaus DDoS attack could have been prevented

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Internet engineers have known for at least 13 years how to stop major distributed denial of service attacks. But, thanks to a combination of economics and inertia, attacks continue. Here's why. [Read more]...
How the Spamhaus DDoS attack could have been prevented

PostgreSQL database fixes "persistent denial-of-service" bug

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Maintainers of the PostgreSQL open-source database have patched a vulnerability that allowed attackers to corrupt files and in some cases, execute malicious code on underlying servers. The bug, categorized as CVE-2013-1899, opened users to "persistent denial-of-service" attacks, in which unauthenticated hackers could corrupt files in a way that caused...
PostgreSQL database fixes "persistent denial-of-service" bug

Cyber warfare a real threat, the US Secretary of Defense warns

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The U.S. is facing a dramatically increasing threat from cyber attacks and a future attack on the country's critical infrastructure could have an effect similar to the September 11 terrorist attacks of 2001, the U.S. Secretary of Defense said last week. DODLeon Panetta Speaking at a meeting of the...
Cyber warfare a real threat, the US Secretary of Defense warns

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
Fake Android app can launch DDoS attacks from your phone

Anonymous attacks trade group for supporting cybersecurity bill

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Hacktivist group Anonymous has hit the United States Telecom Association and TechAmerica with distributed denial-of-service attacks, apparently for the trade groups' support of a controversial cybersecurity bill in the U.S. Congress....
Anonymous attacks trade group for supporting cybersecurity bill

How Advanced Fraud Detection Services Work

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As anyone who has ever had a valid credit card charge questioned knows, there is a lot of fraudulent use of cards and the Internet has made it even easier for the bad guys to exploit. According to comScore, last year ecommerce in the U.S. reached record levels of spending...
How Advanced Fraud Detection Services Work

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

Briefly: Voyager, Google/Motorola, Powerline networking

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Following a delay of nearly a week after repeated denial of service attacks, low-cost Sprint reseller Voyager Mobile has launched in 22 states. Voyager provides Sprint's 3G and WiMAX network for $39 a month, contract free. Alternatively, a $19/month unlimited-talk plan is available.......
Briefly: Voyager, Google/Motorola, Powerline networking

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

Indiegogo was hacked

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Indiegogo, the crowd funding site, was hit with a distributed denial of service attack today, making the site unaccessible for five or six hours beginning at 12:00 p.m. EDT. Below, a statement from CEO Slava Rubin: There has been substantial news coverage in recent weeks about Distributed Denial of Service Attacks...
Indiegogo was hacked

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

Ally Financial sees 'unusual traffic,' cyber attack fears abound

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The company hasn't said exactly what kind of issues it's seeing, and there has been no disruption or denial of service attacks. [Read more]...
Ally Financial sees 'unusual traffic,' cyber attack fears abound

Security vendor exposes vulnerabilities in DDoS rootkit

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In what it says is an attempt to turn the tables on malicious hackers, security vendor Prolexic has released details of vulnerabilities it discovered in a toolkit family used by hackers to launch distributed denial of service attacks against corporate networks....
Security vendor exposes vulnerabilities in DDoS rootkit

DB Networks Raises $4.5M From Khosla Ventures For Database Security To Protect Against Malware

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DB Networks has raised $4.5 million in Series B funding from Khosla Ventures for its security platform for real-time advanced database attack detection. The company uses behavior analysis technology to rapidly and automatically detect SQL injection attacks and denial of service attacks. SQL injection is a code-injection technique that exploits a...
DB Networks Raises $4.5M From Khosla Ventures For Database Security To Protect Against Malware

8 Reasons Anonymous, The Hacker 'Terrorist' Group, Is A Force For Good

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It's easy to think of Anonymous as a group of punk troublemakers, raising hell online. Some have even debated whether their extra-legal protests should be labeled terrorist acts. But that would overlook some of the genuinely good deeds the group -- whose members identify themselves with the Vendetta mask --...
8 Reasons Anonymous, The Hacker 'Terrorist' Group, Is A Force For Good

Team up to fight cyberattacks, US government official urges

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Groups of companies in the same industry could pool infrastructure resources to help each other mitigate the effects of cyberattacks and work together on security issues, a senior official in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security suggested on Friday. Mark Weatherford The comments by Mark Weatherford, deputy undersecretary for...
Team up to fight cyberattacks, US government official urges

Boot up: Android tablets counted, ultrabooks disappoint, Anonymous defended and more

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Plus Alex the banker meets the nerds, Elop on the Maps flap, Skype offers free Wi-Fi in UK and Ireland and moreA quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamHow many tablets are in the USA? And does it matter? >> ForbesBenedict...
Boot up: Android tablets counted, ultrabooks disappoint, Anonymous defended and more

Iran accused of using online censorship and hacking to sway presidential poll

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Keyword-based filtering allows blocking of sites and texts containing candidates' names and slogans, say security expertsIranian authorities are mounting a sophisticated campaign of online censorship, hacking attacks and filtering to influence the country's imminent presidential elections, according to reports from people inside the country and security researchers outside.Iranians are finding...
Iran accused of using online censorship and hacking to sway presidential poll

Sexism in the workplace is alive and well, and Adria Richards is latest victim | Jill Filipovic

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When women like Adria Richards speak out against sexism and misogyny, they're met with rape threats and/or firedThe Adria Richards story isn't a new one: Woman publicly says something about sexism. The internet hoards descend. Woman is on the receiving end of rape and death threats. Woman disappears for a...
Sexism in the workplace is alive and well, and Adria Richards is latest victim | Jill Filipovic

Skype Accused Of Handing Out Private Info To Private Company

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Over the last year or so, there's been concern about Skype's commitment to privacy following its acquisition by Microsoft. Now a situation in the Netherlands is serving to renew those fears. As highlighted by Slashdot, it appears that Skype handed over information on a 16-year-old user to a private information...
Skype Accused Of Handing Out Private Info To Private Company

How the world's largest cyberattack slows down your Internet use

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Websites take longer to load. Netflix cuts out. Normally you can blame those annoyances on a slow Internet connection speed, but this week, it's the result of the largest global cyberattack in history. The European nonprofit spam filtering company Spamhaus reportedly is fending off DDoS, or distributed denial-of-service attacks,...
How the world's largest cyberattack slows down your Internet use

LulzSec Members Plead Guilty to Denial-of-Service Attacks on Sony, CIA

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Fox Entertainment Group, the Arizona State Police and Britain's Serious Organized Crime Agency were also targeted by the attacks....
LulzSec Members Plead Guilty to Denial-of-Service Attacks on Sony, CIA
Ustream is pissed about DDOS attack, may launch Russian site tomorrow

3 Big Privacy Issues Of 2013 - And What You Can Do About Them

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On the surface, 2012 saw some major shifts in how privacy is treated online. The Federal Trade Commission's Do-Not-Track Online Act and the White House's Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights prompted Facebook and Google to change allegedly deceptive practices for tracking users. And most Web browsers and even Twitter adopted the do-not-track functions in one...
3 Big Privacy Issues Of 2013 - And What You Can Do About Them

"Anonymous" Fights the Drug Cartels and the Movie Moguls: Reaction

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It's being called the "Mexican SOPA," especially by press sources wanting to place highly with Google News. Last week, Mexican Senator Federico Döring announced an anti-piracy bill, which that country's justice ministry describes as establishing a notification service for suspected content pirates, one which would enable the authorities to obtain...
"Anonymous" Fights the Drug Cartels and the Movie Moguls: Reaction
Hack could let browsers use cloud to carry out big attacks on the cheap
Russian man arrested for alleged denial of service attacks on Amazon.com
Fool me once: Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox falls after third DDoS attack this month
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