Tag Archives: DDoS

DDoS Prevention Guide

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.

DDoS attacks on major US banks are no Stuxnet—here’s why

Source: Dan Goodin, ars technica

The attacks that recently disrupted website operations at Bank of America and at least five other major US banks used compromised Web servers to flood their targets with above-average amounts of Internet traffic.

Botnets, DDoS attacks as weapon against financial sector

Source: The Hacker News

DDOS attacks against the financial sector almost tripled during the first quarter of this year, according to DDoS mitigation specialist Prolexic.

Anonymous DDoS methods and their evolution

Source: Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica

Most members of Anonymous would prefer to stay, well, anonymous. But as the group has engaged in increasingly high-profile attacks on government and corporate websites, doing so effectively and staying out of harm’s way have become an ever-growing challenge.

Cloned RFE/RL phishing website in Uzbekistan

Source: Luke Allnutt, Tangled Web, Radio Free Europe

A website has been set up to mirror the site of RFE/RL’s Uzbek Service, in what could be a phishing scheme to harvest user information.

DDoS attack puts down several political websites

Source: Alexey Sidorenko, Global Voices

On February 9, 2012, following the widely-discussed leaks of pro-Kremlin mailboxes, LiveJournal, where the leaks were published, became temporarily unavailable.

Politics biggest DDoS motivator

Source: Suzanne Tindal, ZDNet

A survey by Arbor Networks has shown that service providers dealing with distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks believe them to be ideologically motivated, rather than financially motivated or acts of vandalism.

DDoS attacks against Polish government websites

Source: CERT Polska

Since Saturday evening, we have been experiencing multiple attacks targeting websites under gov.pl domain. Most of the attacks are DDoS, attributed to Anonymous who declared radical protests after Polish government revealed plans to sign the ACTA treaty on January 26th.

Vladimir Putin’s cyber warriors

Source: Foreign Affairs

Early on Tuesday morning, my Web site, Agentura.ru, which covers the activities of Russia’s secret services, was shut down by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.

Cyber spies hiding behind Anonymous

Source: Tom Espiner, ZDNet

Countries are perpetrating cyber espionage while pretending the cyber attacks come from the Anonymous and LulzSec hacking groups, according to an Akamai security executive.