The latest report from the content distribution company shows that the number and overall scope of distributed denial of service attacks has gone up over the last year, even if that growth has slowed.
Brian Krebs has been investigating for months how the Mirai botnet came to be and who's behind the infamous distributed denial of service attacks from last year. Now he thinks he has answers.
The European Commission became the target of a massive distributed denial of service on Thursday. No data was breached, though internet service was taken out for the better part of the day.
The latest "State of the Internet" report from Akamai shows the growth in number and scope of DDoS attacks around the world. In just three months, there were 19 attacks with over 100Gbps of data.
Activists from Fight for the Future have launched a new tech support hotline for non-technology-savvy members of Congress who are clueless about last week's DDoS attacks.
Waves of DDoS cyber attacks have hit at least two internet service providers this morning, causing popular websites like Netflix, Twitter, and Reddit to go offline for an extended period of time.
The source code for what is known today for launching the biggest DDoS attack has been publicly released. The disclosure spread fear among website owners, as anyone could be the next victim.
Unknown attackers launched a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against the Krebs on Security site, hitting it with over 620Gbps over a sustained period. Akamai shut the site down.
The group that has been responsible for bringing numerous online services offline in the past couple years are up to no good again. This time, they've targeted Battle.net - is it retaliatory?
Valve has officially confirmed that Steam was successfully taken offline this holiday, due to a Distributed Denial of Service attack. This lead to the caching errors that displayed personal data.
Online gaming service Steam went down earlier today, following threats from a hacking collective known as SkidNP. Gamers fear a DDoS attack is behind the outage as more people begin to report issues.
A newly-formed hacking group has claimed that they will attempt to take down both Xbox Live and PSN over the coming weeks, to bring the lack of cyber-security to the attention of the public.
Donald Trump has annoyed hackers with his remarks about Muslims. Anonymous responded to what he said by taking down the website of the New York Trump hotel website.
A British teenager has been charged with various offences relating to a series of cyber-attacks across four continents, as well as fake bomb threats made against US airlines on social media.
Cyber criminals said they will continue to DDoS Russian banks, unless Bitcoin ransoms are met. The DDoS attacks are a part of a rising online extortion trend involving cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
A huge Distributed Denial of Service attack has hit an unnamed web server. 650,000 Chinese smartphones unwittingly enrolled in this attack, likely caused by a set of malicious adverts.
Microsoft was among many companies targeted in Lizard Squad's hack-for-hire services. The cybergang became notorious after forcing PSN and Xbox Live to go offline on Christmas last year.
The Lizard Squad group appear to have struck again, this time poisoning the DNS for Google Vietnam. Although service has been restored, they have endured the wrath of many Vietnamese.
Lizard Squad continues taking down websites, this time it included a whole lot of various communication and social media services including Facebook, Instagram, AIM, Tinder, Hipchat and MySpace.
After claiming responsibility to takedowns of both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network multiple times in recent months, Lizard Squad is becoming web mercenaries for hire.
Earlier today, Microsoft said that it would be streaming 'The Interview' and not long after that announcement, the blog page making the announcement went offline.
The threat of cyber attacks and connection misuse has never been greater than what we have today. Norse provides a fascinating map of these that looks like a shooting gallery.
If you are having trouble connecting to Xbox Live right now, you are not alone, as many users are reporting that they are seeing error code 80151909 and it could be related to a DDOS.
Earlier this week, Amazon announced that it would be buying Twitch.tv for nearly a billion dollars and now the service is being hit with a DDOS attack much like Sony's online service a few days ago.
The PlayStation Network has suffered a DDOS attack on Sunday. Despite the attack, no personal information has been accessed and services are gradually being restored.
The Meetup social networking site has been hit with a number of denial of service attacks for the last few days after it received a "request" of $300 from the alleged attackers to stop the attack
A security researcher has found a flaw in Snapchat which allows hackers to crash users' phones through DoS attacks. This comes only months after 4.6 million accounts were breached through the app.
The latest leaks from Edward Snowden appear to confirm that UK surveillance agency GCHQ has been using DDoS attacks against servers used by the hacking collectives Anonymous and LulzSec.
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.
Could this 12 year old Canadian boy be the new Julian Assange? The fifth-grade hacker appeared in court on Thursday after he was accused of aiding an Anonymous DDOS attack on government websites.
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.
Hackers identifying themselves as part of the Anonymous collective have admitted their guilt in an attack against PayPal, which the company alleges lost them £3.5 million during 2010.
WikiLeaks is back up and running again, in the aftermath of the DDoS attacks by the mysterious 'AntiLeaks' group that followed the release of 'TrapWire' survillance documents.
WikiLeaks has been facing a sustained DDoS attack for over 5 days, with a new patriotic hacker group taking credit, but there could be more to the story (it involves surveillance and the government).
In a bold move, a Dutch opposition party wants to turn DDoS attacks into a legitmate form of online protest by legalizing one of Anonymous' favorite tactics, calling it a 'fundamental right.'
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.
Just a few days after they publically criticized Anonymous for attacking websites on their behalf, The Pirate Bay is suffering downtime from a DDoS attack of unknown origins themselves.
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.
Striking government websites once again, Anonymous is taking credit for bringing down several Irish government websites, in protest of copyright reform laws that are being called the 'Irish SOPA.'
Just an hour ago, news broke of Megaupload being taken offline by the US government, and Anonymous has responded by undertaking a denial of service attack on the DOJ website.
Earlier this week the UK police announced that they had arrested a suspected member of hacking group LulzSec. “Topiary” the apparent spokesperson was today charged with conspiracy to carry out a DDOS attack and unauthorised computer...
It appears that Hactivist group Anonymous have changed their ways of doing things and have now began to boycott PayPal. The group has called for its supporters to deactivate their PayPal accounts in protest of the...
It has been more than half a year since Visa and MasterCard faced DDoS attacks from Anonymous and WikiLeaks supporters for holding back financial donations to the whistleblower organization. In an announcement made earlier today,...
In news that is a surprise to absolutely no one, LulzSec have once again gone about their antics, this time bringing down Magnets.com using a distributed denial of service attack. What is a little different to...
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...
Information is a powerful tool and according to the Twitter feed #Jan25, that tool has been shut down in Egypt amidst major protests over the past few days. Social media sites have been used in...
A few days ago, Neowin reported that Dutch authorities had arrested a 16 year old in connection to the distributed denial of service attacks that took place on behalf of Wikileaks as part of Operation:...
It seems that Anonymous has suffered its first casualty in their cyber war on Wikileaks detractors. In the Netherlands, a 16 year old boy has been arrested for contributing to the Distributed Denial of Service...
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...