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Hootsuite suffers DoS attack, reassures users

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Social media management tool Hootsuite has recovered from a denial of service (DoS) attack which left users unable to use the system for some time yesterday.

Police nab Argentinian teen who hacked money transfer and gambling websites

Police nab Argentinian teen hacker who netted $50,000/month

Argentinian police have arrested a teenager, dubbed "the superhacker", who was allegedly bleeding $50,000 (£31,500) per month out of international money transfer and gambling websites.

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.

Hacker pleads guilty to attacks on UK Police, Oxbridge university websites

Hacker pleads guilty to attacks on UK Police, Oxbridge university websites

A 21-year-old British man has pleaded guilty to charges that he attempted to bring down a number of websites, including those belonging to Oxford and Cambridge universities, as well as the site belonging to the Kent Police force who ultimately arrested him.

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

Brian Krebs SWATted

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.

Anatomy of a "feature" - what happens if a website grabs all your disk space?

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HTML5 allows websites to save data on your hard disk for the next time you visit.

Your browser is supposed to restrict how much disk space each website can use. But for most browsers, the restrictions simply don't work...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.