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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.

If you launch a DDoS attack against Amazon, it's unwise to brag about it..

If you launch a DDoS attack against Amazon, it's unwise to brag about it..

Authorities in the United States have charged two men in connection with a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack that crippled websites such as Amazon.com in June 2008.

State-sponsored cybercrime on "industrial scale" says MI5 chief

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One company lost £800m as a result of hostile state cyber attack, says British Security Service chief.

LulzSec hacking duo plead guilty to string of attacks against US and UK websites

LulzSec hacking duo plead guilty to string of attacks against US and UK websites

Jake Davis and Ryan Cleary have entered guilty pleas to some of the charges against them related to LulzSec attacks on high profile websites last year.

The Pirate Bay gives thumbs-down on Anonymous DDoS attack on Virgin Media

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File-sharing site The Pirate Bay has denounced an Anonymous DDoS campaign that took down Virgin Media, calling it an "ugly" method that's no better than the UK court order for ISPs to block users from getting to The Pirate Bay.

Norwegian teenagers arrested over denial-of-service attacks

Norwegian teenagers arrested over denial-of-service attacks

Two teenagers have been arrested in Norway in connection with a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against websites in the country, and elsewhere around the world.

SOCA website brought down by DDoS cyber attack - for second time in a year

SOCA website brought down by DDoS cyber attack - for second time in a year

The UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) has confirmed that its website has suffered a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, effectively preventing internet users from reaching it.

Opinion: America is under cyber attack, so what should we do?

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US House of Representatives kicked off “cybersecurity week,” with "America is Under Cyber Attack: Why Urgent Action is Needed." Is using Hollywood-style language really the way to deal with a really serious issue?

Formula 1 website attacked by Anonymous, brought down by DDoS

Formula 1 website attacked by Anonymous, brought down by DDoS

Anonymous hacktivists blasted the Formula 1 website off the net, with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

Alleged TeaMp0isoN teen hackers charged with jamming anti-terrorist hotline

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Two teenagers have been arrested following a series of prank calls and DoS (denial-of-service) attacks launched against the Anti-Terrorist Hotline.

Anonymous attacks UK Prime Minister and Home Office websites with DDoS assault

Anonymous attacks UK Prime Minister and Home Office websites with DDoS assault

Anonymous hacktivists have launched a distributed denial-of-service attack against the British government's Home Office website, preventing legitimate users from visiting the site by flooding it with unwanted internet traffic.

Pastebin, its mission of freedom, and the tribulations of hacker escapades

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Pastebin gives its users "total freedom of speech", which means it's a prime spot for hackers to publicize their exploits and for stolen information to be posted. Makes it a bit difficult to run the site, says Pastebin's owner Jeroen Vader.

Gumming up the internet: When DNS servers attack..

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Operation Blackout's plan to shut down the internet this weekend may have come to nothing, but there is a way in which DNS servers can be used as part of a malicious attack.

Professor Alan Woodward explains more.

Symantec and Anonymous fall out over Trojanised hack-tool download

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Did cybercrooks Trojanise a DDoS tool to take advantage of gullible supporters of Anonymous? Or is that just a wrong and libellous suggestion?

What do you expect when you download unknown software from an untrusted source on the say-so of an unidentified user?

CIA website brought down - were Anonymous attackers responsible?

CIA website brought down - were Anonymous attackers responsible?

The CIA's website was brought down for some hours last night by what appears to have been an internet distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

Viruses and hacking, as seen on TV and in the movies

Viruses and hacking, as seen on TV and in the movies

Working in the computer security industry, we're pretty used to seeing malware and hacking misrepresented on our TV and movie screens.

Here are some of our favourite examples.

Click on an Anonymous link, and you could be DDoS'ing the US government

FBI: Anonymous has been exploiting Adobe flaws in yearlong, ongoing assault on US gov't sites

Anonymous seems to want revenge after the arrest of Megaupload's founders on piracy charges.

Take care what links you click on, you could be launching a denial-of-service attack against the US government and entertainment industry.

KISS's Gene Simmons website DDoS attack: Suspected Anonymous hacker charged

Suspected hacker held over attack on Kiss frontman's website

When the website of rock star Gene Simmons fell victim to a denial-of-service attack, the legendary KISS front man vowed revenge.

Now the FBI has arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with the attack.

Election-day cyber attack scandal rocks South Korea's ruling party

Election-day cyber attack scandal rocks South Korea's ruling party

Did governing politicians in South Korea approve an election-day cyber attack?

Three of South Korea's top seven leaders quit their posts over DDoS scandal.