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Russian election 'cyber attack' brings down websites

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LiveJournal and other websites brought down as Russia turns out to vote. Could the elections have resulted in internet attacks on websites claiming that the vote was being fixed?

LiveJournal bots drown out political discussion with spam and porn

LiveJournal bots drown out political discussion with spam and porn

LiveJournal users who post about the controversial trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky are finding that bots are swamping discussions with spam and pornographic content.

Bots on LiveJournal explored

Bots on LiveJournal explored

Guest writer Irene Michlin investigates how bots exploit the LiveJournal social blogging network.

Find out how bots can mimic your interests in order to trick you into befriending them online.

About fat men and revolving doors

About fat men and revolving doors

Earlier today I wrote about the denial-of-service attack that hit Twitter hard and hobbled the likes of Facebook and LiveJournal. In that blog post I likened a distributed denial-of-service attack to "15 fat men trying to get through a revolving Read more…

Twitter, Facebook and LiveJournal hit by massive denial-of-serviceĀ attack

Twitter, Facebook and LiveJournal hit by massive denial-of-service attack

Twitter has been hit by a massive distributed denial-of-service attack making the micro-blogging service unavailable for millions of users around the world. Facebook and LiveJournal are also reported to have been affected. Twitter first confirmed that its site was unavailable Read more…