Denial of Service
The site's been under attack since Thursday. The cyber-extortionists behind it have demanded $300, but Meetup won't pay even this ridiculously small amount, for very good reasons.
A bounty of 10,000 euros (around $13,700) has been offered in return for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible for a recent DDoS attack on MMORPG Wurm Online.
When we look at some of the biggest security headlines of the past year - Target data breach, Cryptolocker ransomware, Snowden/NSA leaks - there's one big lesson we can all be taught: secure everywhere.
February's patch roundup sees seven patches from Microsoft and one from Adobe. All supported versions of Windows are impacted, be sure to update as soon as possible.
The scammers are hiding behind cheap, automatic calling and internet phone services for anonymity, sending disabling waves of call volumes when their demands for money aren't satisfied.
Botnets, short for "robot networks", are more than just malware: they're the money making machinery of modern cybercriminals.
Paul Ducklin and James Wyke help you to understand the What, How and Why of this troublesome topic...
Two online gaming programmers from Poland have been jailed for trying to cyber-extort the owner of an online marketing company based in Manchester, UK, and the CEO of an unnamed US internet software host.
None of the attacks have been particularly damaging, and the DDoS tool, dubbed "Destroy Obama Care", was never actually triggered. Now, the government's doing pen testing, which likewise hasn't come up with any egregious holes in the site's defense.
An anonymous person, claiming to be Anonymous, recently fired off a hacking threat against Singapore's financial systems.
Should this threat be taken seriously?
The official NSA website NSA.gov was offline for several hours on Friday, prompting immediate wild speculation that it had been taken down by a DDoS campaign.
The fifth grader from Montreal pleaded guilty to DDoS, website defacement and accessing databases by exploiting security holes. He wasn't politically motivated, his lawyer said, and swapped his ill-gotten information for video games.
Former US Vice President Dick Cheney's doctors disabled his pacemaker's wireless capabilities to thwart possible assassination attempts, he said in an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes".
Who's "Paunch"? What happens when you arrest him? How do you win $100k from Microsoft? Could there really be a backdoor in Adobe's code?
Find out the answers in this week's episode!
Operation Payback was first launched in support of file-sharing sites but evolved to back WikiLeaks and to retaliate against the companies that shut down processing of the site's financial support. All participants had to do was to click a link, download the tool, and launch an attack...
Police are linking the 16-year-old to the March DDoS attack against Spamhaus - an attack of unprecedented force that rippled through the internet, affecting the London Internet Exchange and causing worldwide disruption.
It is time to start thinking of our hearts as random number generators that can serve as passwords to secure medical devices that are vulnerable to hacking, US researchers at Rice University have proposed.
Why did Facebook get into double trouble this week over privacy?
Find out the answer to this and more in just 60 seconds of entertaining and informative video!
Google has once again found itself all over the IT news for a spot of bother with its security software.
A recent Google Authenticator update accidentally removed all your accounts...
Apple's iOS and OS X are currently under what can only be described as a "jolly irritating attack."
Certain text strings, when processed by the operating system's CoreText rendering engine, cause the application that's trying to display them to crash.