The problems plaguing Bitcoin worsened Tuesday as online attacks on the digital currency’s software affected two more exchanges.
Two “sinister playground bullies” have been jailed for a brazen attempt to extort a 50 percent share of a Manchester-based online casino using the threat of DDoS attacks capable of taking the business offline.
A man from Wisconsin was sentenced for participating in a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack by hacker group Anonymous on a Kansas company.
China’s Internet on early Sunday morning suffered a major distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that briefly disrupted and slowed access to sites in the .cn domain. The DDoS attack was the largest […]
Two Polish men were arrested at Heathrow Airport earlier this week in connection with an alleged DDoS extortion attack on a Manchester-based business, news sources have reported. Details are light but it is […]
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are getting bigger, but their duration are getting shorter, according to an analysis released this week by Arbor Networks. During the first six months of 2013, the […]
Average DDoS attack sizes have climbed above the 2Gbps mark for the first time, mitigation firm Arbor Networks has reported after crunching figures from its Atlas system for the first half of 2013.
DDoS attackers attempted to bring down an unnamed financial services firm earlier this week using one of the largest traffic bombardments ever recorded, mitigation firm Prolexic has reported. The 167 Gbps peak attack […]
Ageing networking protocols still employed by nearly every Internet-connected device are being abused by hackers to conduct distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Security vendor Prolexic found that attackers are increasingly using the protocols for […]
The man suspected of participating in a large DDoS attack on an anti-spam organisation that caused intermittent Internet hiccups drove around Spain in a van he used as a mobile office, Spain’s Interior […]
A 35-year-old Dutchman was arrested Thursday in Spain, as part of an investigation into a large-scale DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack that targeted a spam-fighting organisation called the Spamhaus Project in March. The suspect […]
Hacker group Anonymous on Saturday made the Formula One its latest victim when it performed a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on its official website (formula1.com), as well as defacing its fan […]
Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox faced a distributed denial-of-service attack late Thursday, at a time the digital currency is seeing an upward swing. The Japanese company, which is rated as the largest exchange for […]
Much of the news reporting about the massive denial-of-service attack against anti-spam service Spamhaus over the past week or so went way too far in describing it as creating a slowdown on the […]
DDoS attacks like the one that resulted from an altercation between a Dutch company and Spamhaus this week are on the rise, according to a statement from Kaspersky Labs. The security vendor was […]
According to a new report from Gartner, hackers are adapting distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and combining these with social engineering tactics to try and infiltrate banks. The report, called Arming Financial […]
Cyber attacks on U.S. banks over the last several months reflect a frightening new era in cyber warfare, according to security expert Darren Hayes, who says that corporations are unprepared to battle such […]
Though U.S. officials have consistently blamed Iran for the ongoing stream of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) against major U.S. banks, a number of security experts now say that there is not […]
HSBC has restored access to several of the company’s most important websites rendered inaccessible for ten hours by what is starting to look like one of the largest and most successful DDoS attacks […]
Cyber attackers who disrupted the websites of U.S. banks over the last two weeks used a highly sophisticated toolkit — a finding that points to a well-funded operation, a security vendor has said. […]
A Russian accused of being behind DDoS attacks carried out on Amazon and other US sites in 2008 has been arrested in Cyprus at the request of US authorities, it has been reported. […]
It is an all-too-common headline: Prominent website brought down by attackers. The backstory to this growing threat to business is a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS).
Network security firm Fortinet today introduced the FortiDDoS product family for enterprises, web hosting and cloud service providers. The new FortiDDoS-100A, FortiDDoS-200A and FortiDDoS-300A are dedicated appliances that are designed to detect and […]
The financial services industry saw nearly triple the number of distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks during the first three months of this year compared to the same period last year, according to a report […]
The FBI said this afternoon that it had arrested a total of 14 individuals thought to belong to the Anonymous hacking group for their alleged participation in a series of distributed denial-of-service attacks […]
Massive denial-of-service attacks and “stealthy infiltration” of corporate networks by attackers is a common experience for companies in critical infrastructure sectors, including financial services, energy, water, transportation and telecom, according to a new […]
Five Web sites run by Chinese human rights activists were attacked by hackers over the weekend, as a separate row continued between Google and China over political cyberattacks. The Web site of Chinese […]
With all due respect to the affected holiday shoppers in Northern California, yesterday's distributed denial-of-service attack on Amazon, Wal-Mart, and other sites could've been much worse. Yesterday evening, those retailers' Web sites went […]
Internet users in Northern California were unable to reach properties including Amazon.com and Amazon Web Services for a time Wednesday evening, as their DNS provider was targeted by a distributed denial-of-service attack. The […]
BlackBerry and smartphone security in general hasn't garnered much attention or concern over the past few year, at least from a consumer, or user, perspective. Enterprises have been invested in mobile device security […]
Internet security experts say that misconfigured DSL and cable modems are worsening a well-known problem with the Internet's DNS (domain name system), making it easier for hackers to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks […]
Less than a week after Twitter was shuttered by a highly publicized distributed denial-of-service attack, the microblogging site was hit by hackers again. This time, however, Twitter stood up much better to the […]
The same denial-of-service attack that took down Twitter this morning also slammed Facebook but with much less dramatic results. Facebook noted on its site this afternoon that it too was fending off a […]
The network attacks that severely disrupted several federal agency Web sites this week highlights the need for the government to quickly finish implementing its ongoing consolidation of Internet access points, the former de […]
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks of the kind that crippled networks in Estonia two years ago are hard to defend against because they typically involve thousands of compromised computers knocking a Web […]
Network security firm Fortinet will showcase its latest Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) framework and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack Mitigation Appliances at GITEX Technology Week 2014.
Network control firm Infoblox will showcase its latest innovations in DNS, DHCP, and IP Address Management (DDI), secure DNS and network automation technologies at GITEX Technology Week, 12th-16th October, 2014.
Intensified competition coupled with declining voice ARPU is forcing telecom service providers to look around for new revenue streams that some of the new advanced technologies offer. However, it can be a daunting task for carriers who are saddled with legacy systems and manual internal processes.
British intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has reportedly infiltrated hacktivist groups and used denial-of-service and other techniques to disrupt their online activities.
Arbor Networks has released its 9th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report, which has found a 36 percent increase in organisations targeted by Advanced Persistent Threats.
A10 Networks, has announced the A10 Thunder TPS Series, designed for protection against DDoS attacks.
Telcos now face threats on their mobile network from their own subscribers and their device says Mahmoud Samy, Area Head, Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Arbor Networks
The Middle East and Africa region’s insatiable demand for smarter mobile devices and multimedia content delivered on-the-go is causing telecom operators to battle tremendous growth in mobile traffic on their networks.
Reading the coverage of the recent breach of Adobe passwords, we learned that 1.9 million users used “123456” as their password. That’s right: out of 38 million cracked passwords, almost two million adults used ones more suited to five-year-olds.
Arbor Networks’ 2013 research of DDoS activity in the Middle East has revealed that the average size of attacks in the region is 2.376Gbps and the average duration of an attack exceeds an hour and ten minutes.
Although over-priced, the smartphone packs impressive features to meet the demands of the luxury user.
Few announcements summon as much attention as a brand new iPhone, and this year, for the second time in as many years, Apple gave us two models of its smartphone to pore over. I got my mitts on the newest mobile devices in the hands-on area after Tuesday’s event.
They say that good things come in small packages—diamond rings, the crown jewels, keys to an exotic villa. When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, big is beautiful, writes James Dartnell.