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Possible bank attack on or around 9/11
Tonight, many bank account holders received emails warning of a possible DDoS attack on or around Sept. 11, 2013. A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is a multitude of compromised systems attacked by a single target. A flood of incoming messages sent to the target sy... read more
Cyber crime: Health department receives threatening emails
Following threatening emails received by the health department â€“ particularly the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) aimed at polio eradication â€“ the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Home and Tribal Affairs Department asked the provincial police chief to adopt monitor... read more
Missouri Man Cops Plea In "Anonymous" Cyberattack On Billionaire GOP Benefactors
A Missouri man has admitted organizing and participating in an â€œAnonymousâ€ cyberattack on billionaire Republican benefactors Charles and David Koch, an online assault for which he will plead guilty next month, according to court records. read more
NY Times site inaccessible, 2nd disruption in Aug.
Readers who tried to click on the New York Times' website got nothing but error messages Tuesday afternoon in its second major disruption this month. A hacker group calling itself the "Syrian Electronic Army" claimed responsibility. Within minutes of the attack, the New York... read more
How did the Syrian hacker army suddenly get so good?
The Syrian Electronic Army, which purports to back Syriaâ€™s government and is known for hacking into media websites and even the U.S. Marines recruiting site this week, is getting more ambitious and sophisticated, and may even be receiving help from Iran. The hacker grou... read more
Syrian Electronic Army Denies Anonymous Exposed Its Members
The Syrian Electronic Army has denied claims its servers were hacked and that two of its core members have been revealed. The group, which has been responsible for high-profile hits on media organisations, including the most recent attack on the New York Times and others, told... read more
Are Finnish media houses ready for new DDOS attacks?
Last winter Finnish media houses found their networks under attack and their services disrupted. Though the culprit has not yet been found, communications regulators warn that companies should be prepared for new attacks. Last Christmas visitors to Finnish media companies' web... read more
VMware patches denial of service vulnerability in its hypervisors
Virtualisation company VMware has patched a vulnerability in its hypervisors that could be exploited in a denial of service (DoS) attack. VMWare's ESX and ESXi hypervisors contain a vulnerability, designated as CVE-2013-1661 by the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project,... read more
Afrihost, MTN internet problems due to cyberattack
South African internet service provider (ISP) Afrihost has confirmed an outage on the MTN network on Wednesday which affected Afrihost and Axxess customers was caused by a denial-of-service attack. Afrihost diverted its domain name system (DNS) servers from MTNâ€™s DNS to... read more
Top Smash Bros. Fan Sites Knocked Offline, Hackers Blamed
Having a single website go down isnâ€™t so unusual. But in this case, bizarrely, the Smash Bros community has allegedly become a target for multiple distributed denial of service attacks (which disable a websiteâ€™s server with high traffic). Meaning, weâ€™re not j... read more