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Denial of service
Popular Bitcoin exchange, Bitstamp, has announced that it has suspended withdrawals following a denial-of-service attack and will be cancelling transactions that took place over last two days as well.
A number of popular online gaming services have been hit with denial of service attacks this week, with the latest being Steam which is currently being affected as of this writing.
GitHub, a major sharing site for developers, has been targeted for a Denial of Service attack. At present there is no clear evidence on what individual or groups are responsible for the action.
Security researchers at Core Security have identified a flaw in a Broadcom chip that allows malicious users to perform a denial of service attack on iPhones, iPads, and even some Ford vehicles.
A person who claims to be a former member of the hacker group Anonymous has claimed he launched the denial of service attack on The Pirate Bay web site earlier this week.
The Pirate Bay website has posted word on its Facebook page that it considers denial of service attacks launched by groups like Anonymous to be just another form of censorship.
The hacker group Anonymous launched several denial of service attacks against some UK government websites over the weekend as a protest against a proposed Internet monitoring law.