denial of service
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 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.
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.
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.
One company lost £800m as a result of hostile state cyber attack, says British Security Service chief.
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.
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.
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.
Anonymous hacktivists blasted the Formula 1 website off the net, with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.
Two teenagers have been arrested following a series of prank calls and DoS (denial-of-service) attacks launched against the Anti-Terrorist Hotline.
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.
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.
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.