Well at least it shows the Internet is not very susceptible to such attacks due to its distributed nature, even if the root nameservers are down, the DNS system still functions. This was a pretty heavy attack though and the most significant in the past 5 years or so, someone testing their ego I guess. [...]
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It’s a scary thought to find out perhaps a quarter of Internet connected machines could be zombies…The sad part is, I think it could well be true, as most of the non tech savvy Internet users I know still use Internet Exploder and their machines are riddled with crapware, trojans, viruses and spyware. Imagine how [...]
Towards the end of last year Cafepress.com came under heavy DDoS attack (Distributed Denial of Service) which took it down for some time. The problem with DDoS attacks is there’s not much you can do to prevent it, if that guy has enough zombies resulting in enough bandwidth, you are going down. DDoS attacks have [...]
Botnets are indeed a growing problem, we’ve seen serious cases of DDoS extortion, the most recent example would be the attacks against the ‘million dollar homepage’ and the problems it caused the owner. Botnets have been used for quite some time as spam networks and mostly for script kiddies to have DoS wars on IRC [...]
Types of activities that will become illegal under the proposed laws include making or supplying “hacking tools”- computer programmes or code that can help crack passwords or bypass security systems – and will be punishable by up to two years in prison. Isn’t this legitimate action for any security enthusiast, hobbiest or professional involved in [...]
A Spanish hacker who launched a denial of service attack that hobbled the net connections of an estimated three million users has been jailed for two years and fined 1.4m. Santiago Garrido, 26, (AKA Ronnie and Mike25) launched the attack using a computer worm in retaliation for been banned from the popular “Hispano” IRC chat [...]