Tag Archives: DDoS

DDoS marketing stunt backfires, entrepreneur jailed for nine months

Posted November 12, 2012 He meant to promote his anti-DDoS kit by shedding light on poor internet security at the Hong Kong stock exchange, but his two brief DDoS attacks instead wound up costing him his freedom for the better part of a year. Click here to read the full story.

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US senator blames Iran for cyber attacks on banks

Posted September 26, 2012 US Sen. Joe Lieberman says people in the know are tracing the attacks to the government’s cyber army and theorizes that the DDoSes are retaliation for economic sanctions and/or Stuxnet. Read more.

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The Pirate Bay gives thumbs-down on Anonymous DDoS attack on Virgin Media

Posted May 11, 2012 File-sharing site The Pirate Bay has denounced an Anonymous DDoS campaign that took down Virgin Media, calling it an “ugly” method that’s no better than the UK court order for ISPs to block users from getting to The Pirate Bay. Read the full article on Naked Security. 

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Alleged TeaMp0isoN teen hackers charged with jamming anti-terrorist hotline

Posted April 17, 2012 Two teenagers have been arrested following a series of prank calls and DoS (denial-of-service) attacks launched against the Anti-Terrorist Hotline. Read the full story.

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Pastebin, its mission of freedom, and the tribulations of hacker escapades

Posted April 3, 2012 Pastebin gives its users “total freedom of speech”, which means it’s a prime spot for hackers to publicize their exploits and for stolen information to be posted. Makes it a bit difficult to run the site, says Pastebin’s owner Jeroen Vader. Read the story on Naked Security. 

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Election-day cyber attack scandal rocks South Korea’s ruling party

Did governing politicians in South Korea approve an election-day cyber attack? Three of South Korea’s top seven leaders quit their posts over the DDoS scandal. Read more. 

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UK police foiled attack on royal wedding website

UK police were able to foil attempts at disrupting the international web presence of the royal wedding. The site remained online despite record interest in the ceremony. They’ve fingered a 16-year-old for triggering the DDoS: Another clear indication of why kids should be cocooned until they’re 30, or possibly work on something a little more […]

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