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.
Several US judicial system websites were offline for a spell on Friday, prompting immediate worries of some kind of organised cyber assault aimed at bringing the nation's legal system to its knees.
Gamers have come up with a new game this week: DDoS games that their targets like to play. Scores of games fell flat on their faces.
Can a bug ever be good? What's the prison sentence for DDoS criminality? How well does Snapchat protect your data? What's a Threatsaurus, and why do you want one?
Watch and find out!
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.
A 38-year-old man from the US state of Wisconsin has been sentenced to two years of federal probation and will pay a $183,000 fine for taking part in a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack organized under the Anonymous hacktivist brand.
Four cyber security experts have delivered to the US Congress a unanimous opinion: Americans shouldn't use HealthCare.gov, given its security issues.
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.
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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.
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.
Which country came top of Facebook's new "Government Requests" report aimed at outing the countries that fish for Facebook user data the most? (I bet you're thinking it's the USA - but it isn't.)
Watch this week's 60 Second Security and find out!
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But there is a serious side: security anecdotes to use in your own "elevator advocacy."
It's "a public service on a public connection to other public servers", the operator of RageBooter told Brian Krebs, and if sites don't like getting their socks knocked off in DDoS attacks, they should fix recursive DNS and default DNS server settings.
Oh, and yes, he says, he not only cooperates with the FBI, he works with them. He's busy on Tuesdays around 1 p.m., so try later if you need to to launch an attack.
Graham Cluley argues that it's not cool, or funny, to hack into companies, expose the private information of members of the general public, and to launch denial of service attacks.