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Hackers Leave Advice for Breached Security Company

Security firm Staminus servers have been taken offline today, following a supposedly successful cyber-attack on their network. The Newport Beach, California-based hosting and distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection company went down at 8 am EST on…

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DDoS Attacks Increase by 148.85 Percent

DDoS attacks are becoming more prevalent each year, and a real nuisance for service providers trying to effectively run a network. The idea behind these attacks is to overwhelm a website or network service with traffic…

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Phantom Squad Threatens Week-Long Xbox Live and PSN Attack over Christmas

Following its attack on Xbox Live earlier this week, hacker group Phantom Squad has threatened to take down both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network for a week over Christmas, calling its first successful attempt a demonstration,…

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Xbox Live Hit by Phantom Squad DDoS Attack

Only a few days ago, the “hacking group” known as Phantom Squad threatened to shut down Xbox Live and PlayStation Network during the Christmas period. Before I move onto today’s development, please note that the press…

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Large Scale DDoS Attempted Take Down of DNS Root Servers

Someone actually tried the impossible on two separate occasions, to take down the internet’s backbone. They did ultimately fail for multiple reasons, but at the same time, they actually got a surprisingly good result out of…

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The National Crime Agency’s Anti-Cyber Crime Campaign is Embarrassing and Ignorant

The National Crime Agency embarked on an appalling advertising campaign yesterday “aimed at educating the parents of 12-15 year old boys” who might be proponents of cyber-crime. Already we can see the ignorance flowing here, as focusing…

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University Network “Janet” Struck by Cyber Attack

Universities in the UK have been struck by a DDOS attack which caused major outages to the Janet network. This network serves over 18 million users and provides UK education bodies with a highly reliable and…

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Anonymous Claims CloudFlare Protects Pro-ISIS Sites

Anonymous started a new offensive against ISIS following the terrible attacks on Paris and while we all like that part, it’s hard for me to take them serious in any way. They surely have a few talented…

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Tor Exit Nodes Hit by Large-Scale DDoS Attacks From the UK

Several operators have reported that their Tor exit nodes have been hit by large-scale DDoS attacks originating in the UK. While some abnormalities have been written off by users as “graph glitches”, the attacks have coincided…

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UK E-tailers Taken Offline by DDoS Attacks

Yesterday, UK based e-tailers were the apparent victims of a DDoS attack that took Aria Technology, Novatech, and Scan Computers websites offline. Channelweb reported that Aria Taheri, the owner of Aria Technology said that after the business’s…

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Chinese Devices Mount Massive DDoS Web Attack

Cyber attacks are an increasing and dangerous threat which is perpetrated by groups and countries alike, these attacks are a substantial threat to free speech, livelihoods of website operators and also the whole infrastructure of the…

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NCA Website Temporarily Taken Offline by Lizard Squad DDOS Revenge Attack

The National Crime Agency is a UK body which tackles online cyber attacks and recently arrested 6 people for using Lizard Squad’s DDOS tool. In an act of retaliation, the hacking group conducted a DDOS attack…

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Six Arrested in Lizard Squad Crackdown

Six people in the UK have been arrested for using Lizard Squad’s infamous DDoS tool, Lizard Stresser. Operation Vivarium, co-ordinated by the National Crime Agency (NCA), was a nationwide initiative involving numerous police forces and Regional…

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DDOS Attacks Reach Record Numbers in Q2 2015

The State of the Internet report from Akamai has revealed an alarming statistic concerning the prevalence of DDOS attacks. Shockingly, there was a 7 percent increase compared to the last quarter and up 132 percent from the same…

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Hosting Companies Could Be Hit With New DDoS Attack

Denial Of Service (Or DDoS) attacks have become more and more frequent in recent years with the expansion of the internet and the speeds it can deliver information. A denial of service attack is pretty simple,…

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DDoS Attack Puts a Stop to Valve’s Dota 2 Tournament

Well, Well, Valve’s Dota 2 international competition, The International 2015, is underway and this time things got a bit serious. The competition was reported to have suffered from a DDoS attack that blocked internet connection to…

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Average DDoS Attack Increasing in Magnitude Warns Arbor Networks

The size of the average distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack has increased to a worrying magnitude, according to Arbor Networks. Specialising in suites and services to protect businesses and website owners from DDoS attacks, Arbor…

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Reddit Rival Voat Decimated by DDoS Attacks

Voat, the Swiss news aggregation and social networking site which saw a surge in users in the wake of the big reddit blackout, has been rendered inactive due to a series of DDoS (distributed denial of…

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Lizard Squad Hacker Convicted of 50,000 Counts of Computer Crime

A Finnish hacker, and member of the notorious Lizard Squad, has been found guilty of 50,700 charges of hacking, according to the nation’s newspaper, Kaleva. The hacker, 17-year-old Julius “zeekill” Kivimaki, was given a 2-year suspended…

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Hola CEO Responds to Botnet Controversy

Hola, the peer-to-peer (P2P) VPN provider, was recently accused of allowing its customers’ network to be used to form botnets to launch malicious cyber-attacks. A group of researchers, under the banner Adios, discovered that up to…

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GitHub Gets Hit by the Biggest DDoS Attack in Site’s History

GitHub, the popular website used for projects spanning from game engines to security applications and even web app frameworks, is apparently suffering the biggest DDoS attack in the website’s history, which they believe to originate from…

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Sony Announced That PSN Europe Is Going to Get Its Service Status Indicator Soon

Up until now, Sony had no feature that would allow users to check if the PSN network is up and running in Europe. Whether you had trouble connecting to the store or accessing online functions, you…

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Greatfire.org Under Attack After Wall Street Journal Story

Greatfire.org is a site that collects data on the Great Firewall of China and shares real-time and historical information about blocked web sites and searches, with a particular focus on Google and Baidu. Now Greatfire.org has…

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Battlefield Hardline on Xbox One Hit by DDoS Attack

The much-anticipated first-person shooter Battlefield Hardline was released on Tuesday, but gamers who purchased the Xbox One version may have been left disappointed trying to play online after it fell victim to a distributed denial of…

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Femsplain Blog Targeted with DDoS Attack on Women’s Day

According to Amber Gordon, the founder of Femsplain, the blog has been taken down Sunday by a DDoS attack for a period of 3 hours, when the services came back online. The attack cannot be deemed…

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PlayStation Network Down Again

According to the official PlayStation Twitter account, PlayStation Network has suffered another outage. There is no news as to why, or whether it is down to another malicious attack, à la the Christmas DDoS attack on…

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Lizard Squad Claims Responsibility for Facebook Outage

As you probably know by now, Facebook and Instagram both experienced outages in the last few hours. Droves of Social Media addicts turned to Twitter to vent their frustrations at the “social apocalypse”. Now, news has…