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The Biggest DDoS Attack of 2016 Was Caused by an Angry Gamer

Posted on November 18th, 2016.

October 2016 saw the biggest DDoS attack of the year target a DNS services company called DYN. The massive attack pumped more than one terabit of data per second, crashing the company’s servers. Even tough Dyn attempted to mitigate the attack, major websites such as Twitter, Netflix and Reddit were temporarily taken down. Hacked.com...

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Blockchain

Is a Decentralized Internet the Solution to Outages?

Posted on October 22nd, 2016.

“Attacks that we witnessed today were possible mainly because there is a centralized infrastructure which could have been targeted,” said Piotr Janiuk, CTO of  Golem,  which seeks to decentralize the internet using peer-to-peer technology. “The attack itself isn’t easy to carry out, but it is obvious that even the backbone...

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Cybersecurity

A DDoS Attack is Crippling the Internet & One Cryptographer Called It

Posted on October 21st, 2016.

A number of popular websites including the likes of Twitter and Reddit were taken down today after a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks targeted DNS service Dyn. Put a marker down on this day. It is one to be remembered. Large DDoS attacks have relentlessly targeted major DNS host Dyn, leading to websites of the likes...

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Anonymous

Anonymous India: Mobile Network Reliance Jio is Sharing Call Data with Advertisers

Posted on September 28th, 2016.

The hacking group Anonymous is accusing the telecom network, Reliance Jio, of sharing its call data with advertisers in the U.S. and Singapore. In a recent blog post, Anonymous India exposes how Reliance Jio has been sharing customers’ call data with foreign companies. Anonymous India also provide steps to see how Reliance Jio are...

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Cybersecurity

Report: DDoS Attacks Are Becoming Extortion Attempts Rather than Activist Disruptions

Posted on January 27th, 2016.

A security firm’s annual security infrastructure report details the threats facing enterprise and organizations, with DDoS attacks continuing to be a significant disruptor. It’s a report that provides insight into the global threat landscape by detailing the most critical security challenges facing service providers, cloud hosting and...

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Knowledge Base

Wiki: Guide to Preventing SYN Floods

Posted on January 8th, 2016.

As you are probably aware by navigating here, a SYN Flood’ or SYN Attack is a DoS and/or DDoS method of attack which takes advantage of the three-way handshake in TCP/IP networking. In this guide, we aim to help system administrators mitigate the effects of and even fully prevent against SYN flooding. This guide is especially...

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Cybersecurity

Massive DDoS Cloud Rains On Turkey

Posted on December 18th, 2015.

Since the beginning of the week on Monday, Turkey has been inundated with a barrage of DDoS attacks targeting the country’s official domain name servers. Altogether, hundreds of thousands of websites including those of universities, government institutions, schools and the military have been affected. The attacks began early Monday...

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Cybersecurity

Xbox Live Suffers DDoS Disruption, Playstation Network May Be Next

Posted on December 18th, 2015.

A DDoS attack initiated by grey-hat hacker group Phantom Squad may have taken Microsoft’s Xbox Live online network offline for at least 3 hours today. If the hacker group’s threats are to believed, Sony’s PlayStation Network (PSN) may be next. Gamers, look away. This is going to make for painful reading. For the second time in two years,...

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Gaming

The Lizards Who Stole Christmas: Lizard Squad Makes Good on Threats

Posted on December 26th, 2014.

At the beginning of December, Lizard Squad, earlier reported here as being linked to the Sony Pictures hacks primarily credited to the Guardians of Peace, promised to take down the Sony PlayStation Network and the XBOX Live network on Christmas day. The group’s Twitter account was lively on Christmas day ranging from bizarre rap...