Source: The Evil Anon
A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer or network resource unavailable to its intended users.
Tag Archives: Hackers
Source: Josh Halliday, The Guardian
Cyber criminals have targeted government officials in more than 20 countries, including Ireland and Romania, in a complex online assault seen rarely since the turn of the millennium.
Source: The Verge
Two decades after computer security began generating billions by selling expertise and software designed to protect unwanted network intrusions, experts say those networks are more vulnerable than ever.
Source: Joseph Menn, Reuters
Dire warnings from Washington about a “cyber Pearl Harbor” envision a single surprise strike from a formidable enemy that could destroy power plants nationwide, disable the financial system or cripple the U.S. government.
In a piece for Agence France Press, Citizen Lab Senior Researcher Sarah McKune was quoted in response to a recent report outlying alleged Chinese hacking of US firms.
FBI officials quietly approached executives at Coca-Cola Co. (KO) on March 15, 2009, with some startling news.
Source: Cyrus Farivar, Ars technica
Despite causing a minor political scandal in Germany last year, the government-created “state trojan” program appears to be going strong.
Source: Jordan Press, O Canada
The government-commissioned report argues that the Harper government should consider exemptions for security researchers to clear up the legal dilemmas these researchers face and codify what “ethical hacking” entails.
Source: Amy O’Leary, The New York Times
This fall, 16 high schools in California started experimental workshops, billed as a kind of “shop class for the 21st century,” that were financed by the federal government.
Source: Dan Goodin, ars technica
Millions of Internet users in Brazil have fallen victim to a sustained attack that exploited vulnerabilities in DSL modems, forcing people visiting sites such as Google or Facebook to reach imposter sites that installed malicious software and stole online banking credentials.