Five arrested over 'Anonymous' DDoS attacks

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Five males have been taken into custody this morning, after their attacks against websites like PayPal, Visa, Mastercard and Amazon. The massive online group called 'Anonymous' was successful in disrupting service to the websites, all...

Paypal releases Wikileaks funds

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In the midst of various DDOS attacks, Paypal has moved to release Wikileaks' funds from it's account, after it was suspended late last week for a breach of the sites Terms of Service. AllthingsD reports that...

FBI looks into Anon and DDoS

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Two months ago we reported on the internet group "Anon" or "Anonymous" DDoSing the websites of the RIAA and MPAA in response to actions taken by the anti-piracy companies against pirates. Later, personal views were...

Russians launch DDOS attack

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Russia launched another cyber warfare attack against the small country of Kyrgyzstan. A distributed denial of service attack (DDOS) took place against the country in January of 2009. The ip traffic has now...

Antispam groups come under heavy DDoS attack

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Spammers have been taking over unsuspecting computer users' machines for years in order to send out unwanted e-mails, but recently they have been getting even more aggressive. The SANS Institute (SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security) recently...

DDoS attacks 'no longer paying off'

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Economics are playing a part in the decline of denial-of-service attacks, according to a Symantec security expert. In the second half of 2006, Symantec noted a sharp decline in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks,...

iDefense Alert: Cisco Web Administration DDoS Vulnerability

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Security intelligence firm iDefense Inc. on April 1, reported that remote exploitation of a design error vulnerability in Cisco Systems Inc.' 600 series Web Administration service allows for a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) condition. The company rated...

Sobig worm linked to DDoS attacks on anti-spam sites

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senior anti-spam activist is calling on law enforcement authorities to track down the perpetrators behind a widespread and sustained attack on anti-spam sites. The call, from Steve Linford of Spamhaus, comes along with fresh evidence...

Warriors to demo DDoS defence

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The New Zealand Defence Force is to use an international conference to put a product created by Auckland company Esphion against distributed denial of service attacks through its paces. The event, known...

Hybrid DDoS worm strikes MS servers

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A known vulnerability in Microsoft SQL server systems is being targeted by a hybrid worm that combines a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) with the automated propagation techniques used by worms such as Code...

New worm DDoS tool making the rounds

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SecurityFocus has identified a new hybrid tool that combines distributed denial of service (DDoS) tools, with the automated propagation techniques previously seen only in worms. SecurityFocus ARIS Incident Analysts identified a rapidly...

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