Blog Posts Tagged with "DDoS"

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Japanese Defense Ministry Developing Cyber Weapon

January 03, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The program can identify the source of a cyber-attack to a high degree of accuracy for distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, as well as some attacks aimed at stealing information stored in target computers...."

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The Security Impact of Performance

December 22, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

DDoS is being used as a tool that has turned poor performing systems into weapons against their implementers. It proves that no matter how big the pipe you have, it's possible to push so much traffic that the odds of handling it properly and staying available are virtually zero...

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OWWWS - The Other Form of Occupy

December 15, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

If we we consider the Occupy movements across the globe, demonstrating and protesting against income inequality and inequitable policies around commerce and taxation, the persistent cart vulnerability could become a seemingly benign form of occupation that could develop into a serious threat...

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Anonymous Affiliate Arrested for 2010 DDoS Attack

December 14, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"According to the indictment, Poe used a favorite software tool of the Anonymous collective—a Low Orbit Ion Cannon, which is a computer program that is used to send extremely large numbers of “packets” or requests over a network in an attempt to overwhelm a target computer..."

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DDoS: The Message is Often Lost in the Noise

November 22, 2011 Added by:security curmudgeon

Most in the security industry frown upon botnet-for-hire operators that sell their stolen bandwidth for illicit purposes. Personally, while I don't like or agree with it, I understand it. They are no different than any other person selling questionable or illicit services or goods in our society...

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Hacktivist Hypocrisy and First Amendment Rights

November 07, 2011 Added by:Jim Palazzolo

Interestingly enough hacktivist groups typically attempt to champion such things as things as privacy and freedom of speech, but seem to have no issue with denying other people the same freedoms. However, who are these individuals to decide who has the right to speak and who does not?

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Anonymous DDoS Attack on NYSE Fails to Materialize

October 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Was the attack just a hoax to pique the media? Perhaps another faction striking off on their own? Or was the operation such a complete failure that the Anonymous ringleaders decided they needed to save face by claiming the attack was just a rouse? Probably a little of all of the above...

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Anonymous, Wall Street and Disinformation

October 06, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

FUD is a great motivator, and an attack on the NYSE or NYNEX, or any of the players here could have ripples later on. Those ripples would come in the form of people selling off their stocks, companies and corporations as well, and the net effect could potentially be large losses in the market...

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Anonymous Splinters over Planned NYSE Attacks

October 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

While the tough sounding rhetoric may work to inspire some followers of Anonymous to join the attacks, other members of the collective have issued warnings that the attacks will simply result in more arrests, stating "We do not want history to repeat itself, and are sincerely worried..."

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The Hidden Wiki: Layers of The Onion Router Networks

September 04, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Someone recently asked if I had ever heard of “The Hidden Wiki” They said they had just perused an ad that purported to offer “hired killer” services. This person immediately thought it was just a joke, but it turns out that hired killers are just the tip of the iceberg within TOR...

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Q2 DDoS Attacks: Some Facts and Figures

August 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Cybercriminals... are increasingly using DDoS attacks as a diversionary tactic when launching more sophisticated attacks such as those on online banking systems. Complex attacks of this nature are particularly damaging in that they can cause significant losses for the financial institutions..."

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Another Suspected Anonymous Member Arrested in UK

August 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Scotland Yard has announced the arrest of Peter David Gibson, 22, on charges that the student participated in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks organized by the rogue hacktivist group Anonymous, particularly an attack on the online payment processor Pay Pal late last year...

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A Look Inside the Anonymous DDoS Attack Code

August 23, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Many think of DDoS as a computer network such as a bot network of rogue or infected machines which carry out the orders of whoever controls them. In the case of this specific code, Anonymous only needed to control a single system to begin the attack. The rest is carried out by unwitting accomplices..."

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Could a Cyber Attack Shut Down the Stock Exchange?

August 19, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The system is vulnerable to attacks that would have great consequences to the financial system within the US as well as potentially the world. Perhaps Mr. Kass is just looking to leverage the fear, perhaps he is trying to fire off the "Bat Signal” that something is wrong or inevitable...

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VoIP Vendor Ooma Outage: No DoS Attack Involved

August 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Customer services were interrupted by a power failure at the company's data center while their corporate website was simultaneously experiencing excessive traffic levels that was initially reported to have been caused by a denial of service (DoS) attack...

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Anonymous Spokesman 'Topiary' Arrested in Scotland

July 27, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Scotland Yard says officers from its specialist cybercrime unit have arrested the suspected spokesman of the LulzSec hacking group. In a statement Wednesday the police force says that the 19-year-old was arrested at an address in Scotland. They say he is the hacker known as 'Topiary'...

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