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Tag: Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

Hacktivists Inadvertently Cause Damage to People They Claim to Represent

(Softpedia) On Monday, RSA released its monthly online fraud report for May. Besides the figures about worldwide phishing campaigns, the study also makes an interesting link between phishers and hacktivists. While hacktivists, such as the ones from the Anonymous movement, usually rely on distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks to make their point, they sometimes decide to…
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Peer-to-Peer Botnets Resilient to Takedown Attempts

(Threatpost) The FBI, Justice Department and technology companies have had success shutting down botnets that rely on a centralized infrastructure and command and control servers to communicate with bots, steal data or send malicious commands. Peer-to-peer botnets, however, have proven more difficult to take down. More criminal gangs who ply in financial fraud, identity theft…
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DNSimple Hit by Major DDOS Attack

(Softpedia) DNSimple, a hosted DNS service that allows users to easily manage their domains, is currently being hit by a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack. The first reports about a DDOS attack came from the company on May 31. Around one hour ago, DNSimple said it was experiencing a “significantly larger and sustained DDoS.”…read full…
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Hacking The TDoS Attack

When an ICU nurse refused to pay scammers who insisted she owed money for a payday loan, they unleashed a robo-dial flood of hundreds of calls per hour that ultimately shut down the phone system of the hospital’s intensive care unit. In another case, supporters of a popular company that received a negative rating from…
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New Infographic Portrays Motives And Methods Of The Three Most Dangerous Types Of Hackers

(Dark Reading) WatchGuard Technologies, a global leader in manageable business security solutions, today released an infographic profiling three notorious, headlining categories of hackers posing the largest threats to today’s businesses. Between a recent breach that enabled hackers to steal money from ATMs, cyber espionage claims against China and denial of service (DoS) attacks on financial…
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