Blog Posts Tagged with "Denial of Service"

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Operation Payback Launches DDoS Attack on Amazon

December 09, 2010 Added by:Headlines

According to a Tweet alleged to be from Operation Payback, the pro-WikiLeaks group has launched a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) on Amazon.com in retaliation for Amazon canceling hosting services for WikiLeaks last week...

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WikiLeaks Denial of Service Wars Continue to Escalate

December 08, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Of note is the attack against website of Senator Joe Lieberman, who may have helped oust WikiLeaks from the protection Amazon servers offered, and the political action committee website of Sarah Palin after she issued statements that WikiLeaks' Julian Assange should be hunted like a terrorist. ..

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Operation Payback and 4chan Hit MasterCard - Twitter Is Next

December 08, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The hacker social network 4chan and Operation Payback are engaged in a flurry of DDoS in retaliation for any actions they deem intended to limit WikiLeaks operations. MasterCard is being targeted today, and a message on the 4chan forums indicates that the next target is Twitter...

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Bank Site Hit With DDoS Attack for Freezing WikiLinks Account

December 07, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Operation Payback, the rogue hacker network fighting stricter copyright laws, has launched a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) against the Swiss bank PostFinance. The attacks are in retaliation for the bank having frozen the main defense fund account for WikiLeaks' Julian Assange...

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Operation Payback Launched DoS on PayPal Blog

December 05, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The international coalition of hackers know as Anonymous stated their intention to engage in DoS attacks against the blog of online interchange service PayPal. PayPal had announced it was suspending the fund-raising account of WikiLeaks for violation of the Acceptable Use Policy..

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WikiLeaks Loses Their Domain Names

December 03, 2010 Added by:Headlines

WikiLeaks lost the domain names Wikileaks.org and Cablegate.org, limiting access to the whistleblower website using the alphabetical web addresses. Amazon announced Wednesday they would no longer host the websites, but denies that it was because of pressure applied by Senator Joe Lieberman...

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Amazon Boots WikiLeaks After Relentless Attacks

December 01, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The Associated Press is reporting that Amazon has ceased hosting the beleaguered WikiLeaks after relentless denial of service (DoS) attacks against the whistleblower website...

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Hacker "The Jester" Reports Raid By Law Enforcement

December 01, 2010 Added by:Headlines

There are unconfirmed reports that infamous anti-jihadi hacker The Jester (th3j35t3r), who earlier this week claimed responsibility for a denial of service attack that temporarily disabled the WikiLeaks website, was the subject of a search and equipment seizure by law enforcement...

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WikiLeaks Suffers a Second More Powerful DoS Attack

November 30, 2010 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

The WikiLeaks Twitter account displays the messages, "We are currently under another DDoS attack," and "DDoS attack now exceeding 10 Gigabits a second," which dwarfs the 2-4 Gbps attack perpetrated by self-proclaimed "patriot hacker" known only as The Jester (th3j35t3r)...

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The Jester Hits WikiLeaks Site With XerXeS DoS Attack

November 29, 2010 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Infamous hacker The Jester is claiming responsibility for a DoS attack that disabled WikiLeaks hours before the release of thousands of documents. The WikiLeaks Twitter account said, "We are currently under a mass distributed denial of service attack," for several hours on Sunday...

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WikiLeaks Hit By Denial of Service (DoS) Attack

November 28, 2010 Added by:Headlines

WikiLeaks, the secret-sharing website that has been plaguing the U.S. government with the release of thousands of classified documents, allegedly suffered a denial of service (DoS) attack that took it offline just hours before the scheduled release of more embarrassing records...

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Alert: New OpenSSL Vulnerability

November 18, 2010 Added by:Brent Huston

A new security issue in OpenSSL should be on the radar of your security team. Stunnel and Apache are NOT affected, many other packages appear to be. The issue allows denial of service and possibly remote code execution. Patches for OpenSSL and packages that use it are starting to roll in...

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Exclusive Video of XerXeS DoS Attack

February 22, 2010 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Infosec Island has gained exclusive access to a video demonstration of the XerXeS DoS attack as it is unleashed on the Taliban website www.alemarah.info, and carried out by infamous patriot hacker The Jester (th3j35t3r).

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More Talks with Anti-Jihadi Hacker The Jester

February 04, 2010 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Anti-jihadi hactivist The Jester (th3j35t3r), the self-proclaimed Nicest Hacker in the World, has returned for part two of our conversation concerning his campaign of intermittent disruption of militant pro-jihad websites.

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Hacktivist Tactics Raise Ethical Questions

January 27, 2010 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Recently we have witnessed the emergence of international hactivist and vigilante “the Jester” through his crusade against jihadi and militant Islamic networks...Jester’s activities raise an important question:  Where do cyber vigilantes fall on the infosec ethics spectrum?

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Federal Web sites knocked out by cyber attack

July 08, 2009 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

According to an article by the Assoiated Press, and subsequently the Washington Post, several Government agencies in the US and South Korea were under attack by roughly 60,000 infected PCs across the globe.

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