Tag Archive | "ddos"

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31 December 2015 | 4,380 views

Linode DDoS Attack – Merry Xmas Sysadmins

So the Linode DDoS attack – seems like this xmas has been a terrible time for sys admins, along with what happened to Steam and A Small Orange (100+ hours down). A whole lot of work during the most drunken holiday of the year, not fun. And yes it affected me too, work wise everything […]

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12 November 2015 | 1,749 views

ProtonMail DDoS Attack – Sustained & Sophisticated

So the ProtonMail DDoS Attack – if you’re not familiar ProtonMail is an secure, free, encrypted e-mail service that promises absolutely no compromises. It’s been getting hit hard since November 3rd, with a large scale rather sophisticated set of DDoS attacks rendering it unable to receive or send e-mail. It seems to have mitigated the […]

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25 December 2014 | 1,356 views

Rackspace Recovers From Major DNS DDoS

So Rackspace has just recovered from a major DNS DDoS attack which rendered some domains inaccessible for over 11 hours. It seems to have been a fairly frequent occurrence lately with Namecheap also undergoing several attacks against its DNS infrastructure. I got affected again recently on December 18th when they were hit with a massive […]

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20 June 2014 | 3,667 views

Source Code Hosting Service Code Spaces Deleted By Hacker

There’s been a LOT of noise about this incident in the past day or two, the very definition of a cloud nightmare. Git/SVN & Project Management SaaS Code Spaces has been hacked and completely deleted by a hacker. It started off with a large scale DDoS attack (the likes of which Feedly and Evernote have […]

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24 October 2011 | 26,477 views

THC SSL DoS/DDoS Tool Released For Download

THC-SSL-DOS is a tool to verify the performance of SSL. Establishing a secure SSL connection requires 15x more processing power on the server than on the client. THC-SSL-DOS exploits this asymmetric property by overloading the server and knocking it off the Internet. This problem affects all SSL implementations today. The vendors are aware of this […]

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09 December 2010 | 10,904 views

WikiLeaks Attacks Cause Rival DDoS Retaliation

The biggest news by far for the past week or so has been the attacks on WikiLeaks infrastructure after posting tens of thousands of classified cables online in a categorized form. Just a few days ago their DNS provider (EveryDNS) pulled the plug – apparently due to pressure from the US government, and also because […]

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11 November 2010 | 11,309 views

ddosim v0.2 – Application Layer DDOS Simulator

DDOSIM simulates several zombie hosts (having random IP addresses) which create full TCP connections to the target server. After completing the connection, DDOSIM starts the conversation with the listening application (e.g. HTTP server). Can be used only in a laboratory environment to test the capacity of the target server to handle application specific DDOS attacks. […]

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20 April 2010 | 5,505 views

China Reports Millions Of Conficker Infections

Conficker has been giving us all headaches for quite some time now, the latest news it that China hosts up to 28% of the World Conficker infections at its peak. 7 million separate hosts infected with Conficker at the end of 2009, that’s more than the population of some countries! It’s a pretty nasty piece […]

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11 March 2010 | 6,615 views

Zeus-related Botnet Servers Taken Offline

We wrote about Zeus a while back, a nasty trojan which can evade detection by Anti-virus software and is ranked as the number 1 trojan infector by numbers. About a week ok a massive sting operation took down large parts of the Mariposa botnet in Spain and the USA and the latest news is large […]

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07 August 2009 | 6,205 views

Twitter & Facebook Taken Offline By DDoS Attacks

Both Facebook and Twitter were hit with pretty severe DDoS attacks rendering them useless and unavailable to the majority of users. The thing is it seems like it wasn’t a traditional network based botnet style DDoS attack, but a ‘joejob‘ attack where spam is sent out containing a link and the users clicking on the […]

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