With great troves of online content comes a great responsibility for security.
Editor’s Pick The current iteration, IP version 4, has its roots in 1980, around the time when people like Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corp, still said stupid stuff like: “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.”
The multiplayer for DICE’s first-person shooter isn’t functioning due to these attacks.
Bitcoin’s main exchange, Mt. Gox, was taken offline by another denial of service attack today, showing it is really a barrier to Bitcoin’s growth.
The Internet’s not working. Or at least the self-styled “front page of the Internet.”
Why not be a little creative? For $1,000, we’ll hack the DOJ. For $5,000, the FBI. And, for a platinum-level contribution of $10,000, we’ll hack the CIA and finally reveal the truth about Area 51.
Have you noticed that the global internet is slowing down as it experiences its “biggest-ever” attack by hackers flooding the web via distributed denial of service attacks (DDOS)?
Last night VentureBeat broke the story about a developer who was fired from his job at PlayHaven after being outted on Twitter for making sexual jokes during a conference. Today, the company where the person who outted him works is under a distributed denial of service attack.
Raspberry Pi is being hit with a distributed denial of service attack, which has taken the company’s website offline. The Internet is asking, “Why these guys?”
In an ironic twist this morning, CloudFlare, a company that speeds up and protects websites, suffered an outage that also took down the 785,000 sites using its service, including Wikileaks and 4Chan.
Over 1,000 people have signed a petition asking the government to stop prosecuting people who use distributed denial of service attacks, and instead recognize it as a form of protest.
If you looked at a graph of denial of service attacks, you’d likely see a hockey stick of growth in 2011, according to research by DDOS-protection company Prolexic.
Anonymous targeted United Kingdom government websites today in a show of solidarity with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is fleeing London to Ecuador for fear of being extradited to the United States.
Wikileaks has been down for five days now, the result of a massive distributed denial of service attack hitting the website.
The smartphone has been at the center of the Occupy Wall Street movement, just as it has played a pivotal role in the Arab Spring. And while the cameras in phones have recorded some of the movement’s most searing images, a growing number of apps are helping protest participants communicate and coordinate with one another.
A Brazilian component of hacker group LulzSec has taken down several Brazilian government websites as part of a massive hacking campaign led by LulzSec against government agencies.
Hacker group LulzSec has identified and released private information about the names of two individuals that might have led to the arrest of a 19-year-old U.K. man suspected of being a member of the group.
Security firm Imperva said Tuesday it has assembled a profile of the activities of hacker group LulzSec and may have identified some members of the group, according to The Guardian.
Hacker groups LulzSec and Anonymous are launching a carpet-bombing hacking operation on government agencies, marking the first time the two highly-publicized hacker groups have cooperated.
Well, that tears it. LulzSec, a band of hackers that has made headlines for a number of high-profile hacking incidents, are a bunch of gaming hipsters.
Hacker group LulzSec has begun publicly attacking hacker group Anonymous, an action that could lead to a civil war of sorts between the two hacker groups that have similar origins.
The WikiLeaks news continued today. First, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was ordered released on bail by a judge in England today. But Assange remained in jail as Swedish authorities decided to fight the judge’s decision to grant bail.