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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

Security And Software Asset Management: Knowledge Is Power

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Guest author Kris Barker is co-founder and CEO of Express Metrix Asset Management Software. Even the smallest network is under threat from botnets, hacking, Trojans, denial of service (DoS) attacks and information leakage. Malicious or criminal attacks, the most expensive cause of data breaches, are on the rise and the...
Security And Software Asset Management: Knowledge Is Power
Fake Android app can launch DDoS attacks from your phone

Denial of service attack takes down JP Morgan Chase sites

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Spokesperson confirms to CNET that the attack is occurring but can't say how long the site has been down. [Read more]...
Denial of service attack takes down JP Morgan Chase sites

David Pogue on Line2

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David Pogue on Line2, a very Google Voice-like VOIP app for the iPhone that Apple accepted into the App Store. Curiously, at this moment Line2’s web site claims “Toktumi and Line2 are currently experiencing a denial of service attack. We are trying to isolate the attackers and restore service. Please...
David Pogue on Line2

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

Soca shuts down website after attack by hackers

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Spokesman for Serious Organised Crime Agency says denial of service does not pose a security risk to the organisationThe Serious Organised Crime Agency website was taken offline on Thursday after being targeted by hackers, the agency said.Soca confirmed that its site soca.gov.uk suffered a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.A...
Soca shuts down website after attack by hackers

Go Daddy denies hack, blames internal problems for outage

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Go Daddy, the world's largest registrar of domain names, denied Tuesday that an hours-long outage at the company Monday was caused by a hack or denial of service attack. Instead, the company said, its own internal systems -- not an attack -- were to blame. Read full article >>...
Go Daddy denies hack, blames internal problems for outage

Mac users may think they're safe from malware, but they're not | Kate Bevan

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For too long Mac users have been complacent about malware – it's time they woke up to the threat from trojans like FlashbackAre you reading this piece on a Mac? Do you have any antimalware software on your Mac? Wait, that's right, you don't need it, do you? Because the...
Mac users may think they're safe from malware, but they're not | Kate Bevan

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

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

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

The Pakistan Cyber Army May Be Coming For Your Small Business Website

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Protests against the anti-Muslim “film” Innocence of Muslims have yet to metastasize into a something larger and scarier but religiously motivated hackers are waging a sustained war online. Muslims citing the offensive videos have been hacking, DDoSing and defacing hundreds of websites big and small. While DDoS (Directed Denial of...
The Pakistan Cyber Army May Be Coming For Your Small Business Website

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

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

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

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

The NSA Wants Hackers, And It Wants Them On Its Side

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Hey, hackers: The NSA is out to get you. If you're an American who can code malware to infiltrate a network, or snoop on SMS messages, or stop a distributed denial-of-service attack in your sleep, you're a person of interest. Age is of little consequence. Location likewise. The NSA's mission...
The NSA Wants Hackers, And It Wants Them On Its Side

GoDaddy: 'We weren't attacked.'

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Web hosting giant GoDaddy has completed its investigation of the outage on Monday that crippled its site as well as hundreds of thousands that it hosts, and the company has concluded it was not the result of an external attack. This after a member of the hacktivist group Anonymous claimed...
GoDaddy: 'We weren't attacked.'

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

...And Facebook Got Hacked, Too

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Seems you can't turn around without hearing of another big company having its shirt pulled over its head by hackers. The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal both got exploited by Chinese hackers recently, and a Michigan television station put out a zombie-related Emergency Alert message in a clever, though...
...And Facebook Got Hacked, Too

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
Security blogger Brian Krebs suffers simultaneous cyber attack, police raid
Ustream is pissed about DDOS attack, may launch Russian site tomorrow
CloudFlare goes down for an hour, taking its 785K customers with it
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