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Opinion: No, the LulzSec hackers weren't noble

Was the LulzSec hacking gang harmless? Perhaps noble, even?

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.

The LulzSec hackers who boasted they were "Gods" await their sentence

The LulzSec hackers who boasted they were "Gods" await their sentence

Four members of the notorious LulzSec hacking gang, who attacked websites belonging to the likes of the CIA, the NHS and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), are due to be sentenced by the UK authorities.

Monday review - the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review

Catch up with all the security news from the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Suspect in massive Spamhaus DDoS attack arrested in Spain

A 35-year-old Dutch national, officially identified only as S.K., was arrested in Spain on Thursday.

He is accused of DDoS attacks against Spamhaus and others.

Who is S.K., do you think?

Monday review - the hot 13 stories of the week

Monday review - the hot stories of the week

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days with this handy weekly roundup

Massive DDoS attack against anti-spam provider impacts millions of internet users

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The largest recorded DDoS attack has been ongoing for over eight days now, causing slowdowns and errors throughout the internet. Is this a one time scenario or does this expose a greater weakness in the world's largest network?

Monday review - the hot 32 stories of the week

Monday review - the hot stories of the week

It's that time of the week again - here's your roundup of everything we wrote in the last seven days.

Hackers launch DDoS attack on security blogger's site, send SWAT team to his home

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Brian Krebs was the victim of a caller ID spoof that resulted in armed police surrounding his house. He's pretty sure about the criminal element responsible and has linked the perpetrator(s) to a denial-of-service attack against Ars Technica following its report of Krebs's ordeal.

Not-so anonymous Anonymouses head off to prison over PayPal DDoS

Four young Englishmen who went on an Anonymous rampage back in 2010 weren't as anonymous as they might have hoped.

They were traced, identified and arrested...now two of them are on their not-so-anonymous way to prison.

Man charged over attack on UK police, Oxbridge university websites

Man charged with attacking UK police, Oxbridge university websites

A 20-year-old British man will appear in court next month, charged with attempting to bring down the websites of Oxford and Cambridge universities.

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

Here you go. All the stories we wrote in the past seven days, in case you missed anything (or just want to read them again).

DDoS marketing stunt backfires, entrepreneur jailed for nine months

DDoS marketing stunt backfires, entrepreneur jailed for nine months

He meant to promote his anti-DDoS kit by shedding light on poor internet security at the Hong Kong stock exchange, but his two brief DDoS attacks instead wound up costing him his freedom for the better part of a year.

Monday review: the hot 31 stories of the week

Monday review: the hot 31 stories of the week

It's time for this week's Monday review: all our stories from the past seven days.

Enjoy!

HSBC recovers from DDoS attack, after internet banking services disrupted

HSBC recovers from DDoS attack

HSBC has successfully recovered from a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack which saw a number of its websites brought down, making it impossible for customers to use internet banking services.

Monday review: the hot 26 stories of the week

Monday review: the hot 26 stories of the week

Here's a list of all the stories we've written in the last week, in case you missed any (or if you just want to read them again).

Leading US banks targeted in DDoS attacks

Leading US banks targeted in DDoS attacks

A string of attacks against the websites of leading American banks may be tied to politically motivated hacktivism, according to reports.

How Earth Day could save both the planet... and the internet

How Earth Day could save both the planet... and the internet

Earth Day really did make a difference - at least in the world of internet security.

That's one of the conclusions revealed in a paper presented today at the Virus Bulletin (VB2012) conference in Dallas, Texas.

US senator blames Iran for cyber attacks on banks

US senator blames Iran for cyber attacks on banks

US Sen. Joe Lieberman says people in the know are tracing the attacks to the government's cyber army and theorizes that the DDoSes are retaliation for economic sanctions and/or Stuxnet.

Go Daddy largely unavailable for over 4 hours - Hacker revenge or SNAFU?

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Today Go Daddy, the worlds largest domain name registrar, was unavailable for over four hours in the middle of the North American working day. Was it a malicious hacker or simple a colossal infrastructure failure?

DDoS attack stymies vote in Miss Hong Kong beauty contest

DDoS attack stymies vote in Miss Hong Kong beauty contest

Residents of Hong Kong were up in arms after a popular, online vote to select the next Miss Hong Kong was sabotaged by a distributed denial-of-service attack, forcing the pageant’s judges to pick the winner on their own.