Blog Posts Tagged with "DDoS"

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McAfee: Attacks on South Korea Likely Cyberwar Exercise

July 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"This may have been a test of South Korea’s preparedness to mitigate cyberattacks, possibly by North Korea or their sympathizers... the attack itself was very limited and may have been utilized to test and observe how quickly the attack would be discovered, reverse engineered, and mitigated..."

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Protecting Linux Against DoS/DDoS Attacks

June 27, 2011 Added by:Jamie Adams

When I first heard ridiculous-sounding terms like smurf attack, fraggle attack, Tribal Flood Network (TFN), Trinoo, TFN2K, and stacheldraht, I didn't take them too seriously for a couple of reasons — I worked mainly on non-Internet facing systems, and I was never a victim...

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Is Your Website at Risk from LulzSec?

June 23, 2011 Added by:Kevin McAleavey

There is no excuse for your facility to provide the next round of "lulz." Examining your ability to withstand DDoS attacks and checking your SQL backend against exploits, you stand a chance of withstanding the onslaught of raging children should they turn their "cannons" your way...

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LulzSec Attacks CIA Website, Taunts The Jester

June 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The hacker collective known as LulzSec conducted a successful attack against a public-facing website of the CIA on Wednesday. The DDoS attack, which caused periodic outages, was announced with a Twitter message from the group stating, "Tango down - cia.gov - for the lulz..."

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Anonymous Responds to NATO Threats

June 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Do not make the mistake of challenging Anonymous. Do not make the mistake of believing you can behead a headless snake. If you slice off one head of Hydra, ten more heads will grow in its place. If you cut down one Anon, ten more will join us purely out of anger..."

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Anonymous Launches DDoS Attack on USChamber.com

May 24, 2011 Added by:Headlines

At the time of this article's publication, the U.S. Chamber website was experiencing intermittent downtime. Anonymous now seems to be probing the systems for other vulnerabilities, such as susceptibility to a SQL-based attack...

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Sony Tells Congress Anonymous DDoS Aided Breach

May 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Initially, Sony representatives did not seek to connect the hacktivist group with the data breach event. That has changed now that forensic investigators have located a file on the hacked PSN systems named "Anonymous" and containing the movement's tagline "We are Legion"...

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Anonymous to Target Iranian Government Websites

May 02, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Anonymous has issued a press release identifying the Iranian government as the target de jour for a DDoS attack campaign. The attacks were set to begin on May 1 in conjunction with International Workers Day. No specific target websites were named in the release...

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Anonymous: PlayStation Warrants and NZ DDoS Attacks

April 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Reports have been circulating that implicate the rogue movement Anonymous in DDoS attacks against New Zealand's Parliamentary website, as well as speculation that the FBI has issued arrest warrants for Anonymous members for the hacking the Sony PlayStation Network...

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Inside The LOIC: Anonymous Is Still Using It?

April 07, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

A source has sent in some information on the DoS attacks ongoing at Sony, and I have to say I was surprised that the Anon’s are still using the LOIC. There is some interesting information in the data sent, Such as a server called: "staff.anonops.ru vlad.anonops.ru". Really? Staff???

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PS3 Running Linux Serves Up LOIC in Sony DDoS Attack

April 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

There is more than a touch of irony to the notion that a "jailbroken" PlaySation3 running an unsanctioned Linux operating system, the very impetus for the legal action brought by Sony against Hotz and Egorenkov, would be employed in a DDoS attack against Sony domains...

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Sony Becomes Latest Operation Payback Attack Target

April 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The rogue hacktivist movement known as Anonymous has now turned its anti-copyright campaign Operation Payback against the Sony Corporation. The operation comes just one week after a similar attack was launched against the RIAA, which is seeking trillions of dollars in damages from LimeWire...

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RIAA Targeted by Anonymous' Operation Payback

March 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The rogue hacktivist movement Anonymous is apparently breaking out the Low Orbit Ion Cannon again for a reprise of the Operation Payback campaign, this time setting their distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack sites on the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)...

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Examining Theoretical Attacks on the Internet's Core

March 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Security researchers came up with what they called Coordinated Cross Plane Session Termination (CXPST), a form of DDoS attack designed to cause wide-scale disruption to Internet traffic. CXPST targets core routers, the main super-high-end devices responsible for pumping data around the Internet...

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Zeus and SpyEye Botmasters Attack Security Sites

March 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"A series of discussions on an uber-exclusive Russian language forum that caters to identity and credit card thieves reveal that botmasters are becoming impatient in their search for a solution that puts Hüssy and/or his tracking services out of commission once and for all..."

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Chinese Officials Deny Role in Attacks on South Korea

March 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"You can never judge the origin of attackers from the computer's IP address. A professional hacker can launch cyber attacks from everywhere and disguise himself to be any country's citizens," an anonymous Chinese hacker told the Global Times...

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