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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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Mitigating the Apache Range Header DoS Vulnerability

August 28, 2011 Added by:Mark Baldwin

A new Apache DoS vulnerability was reported by security researcher Kingcope on the Seclists.org Full Disclosure mailing list that affects most default installations of Apache 1.3/2.x. Fortunately, there are some configuration settings that can be adjusted to mitigate this vulnerability...

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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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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 Issues Statement in Response to FBI Arrests

July 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Rogue hacktivist group Anonymous has issued a statement in response to the arrest of fourteen alleged members who are being charged with participating in the DDoS attacks against online payment processor PayPal that occurred late last year. More arrests on the way - expect them...

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FBI: Anonymous Members Arrested for PayPal Attacks

July 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Fourteen individuals were arrested by on charges related to their involvement in a cyber attack on PayPal’s website as part of an action claimed by the group “Anonymous,” announced the Department of Justice and the FBI. Two additional defendants were arrested on cyber-related charges...

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UPDATE: FBI Arrests 14 in Hacktivist Investigation

July 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Authorities have arrested 14 people today in the United States in connection with hacking attacks by the Anonymous group of online activists, sources said. The arrests follow raids earlier in the day on homes in New York, California, New Jersey, and Florida..."

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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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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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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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