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DDoS is Back: 3 Banks Attacked
A week after the self-proclaimed hacktivist group Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters announced plans to launch a fourth phase of attacks against U.S. banks it's still not clear whether the group has resumed its distributed-denial-of-service activity. DDoS attacks appear to ha... read more
Are Mobile Devices a DDoS Threat?
The most disturbing part of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks is the relative ease in which they are able to be carried out. By planting malware on unsecured operating systems, hackers can take control of these devices â€“ often referred to as â€œslavesâ€... read more
Insurance follows cyber crime on risk
One of the good things about being an insurance company is that potential risks seem to be forever growing and, therefore, so does the potential to sell new sorts of protection. Who would have thought of needing cyber insurance just a few years ago? True, most small businesses... read more
16 Years of Black Hat: The Changing Face of Cyberattacks
This year marks the 16th anniversary of Black Hat, and to celebrate the security company Venafi released a report chronicling nearly two decades of cyberattacks. More than just a parade of malicious accomplishment, the Venafi report tells a remarkable story about the changing mot... read more
Botnet Employing Advanced Tactics for Bypassing Spam-Filters Uncovered
Investigators from Trend Micro recently unearthed one fresh spam-spewing botnet that utilizes special techniques for remaining undetected as it carries out its malicious activity. Named StealRat, the botnet reportedly employs certain combination of hijacked Internet sites and com... read more
Cyber criminals take aim at financial exchanges
Research carried out by the World Federation of Exchanges and International Organization of Securities Commissions has shown that more than half of the financial exchanges surveyed were targeted by cyber criminals in 2012, with American exchanges being targeted more than any othe... read more
WikiLeaks Party launches, goes down under DDoS
The WikiLeaks Party has launched in Australia, announcing its candidates, only to have its official site go down under a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack from an American "hacktivist". (Credit: The WikiLeaks Party) From his current "home" in London's Ecuadorian e... read more
WikiLeaks Party suffers denial of service attack - The Jester claims credit for taking down website.
A hacktivist and public WikiLeaks critic has taken credit for a denial of service attack that took down the WikiLeaks Party website this afternoon. The registered Australian political party acknowledged on Twitter that an attack had happened shortly after a spokeswoman denied ... read more
World War PC - is your computer part of the zombie army?
Denial of Service (DoS) attacks are fast becoming a common occurrence. Almost on a daily basis, masses of compromised systems are being used to target a single website or network in an attempt to temporarily (or sometimes indefinitely) suspend its services. The work of highly ... read more
Group raising funds to buy George Zimmerman a gun slammed with massive Denial of Service attack
A Denial of Service web attack took down the Ohio-based Buckeye Firearms Association website on Wednesday after the association sent George Zimmerman a check to purchase a new firearm. Director of Marketing and Communications Dean Rieck sent out an email statement Wednesday af... read more