The large-scale distributed denial of service attacks that were conducted against Spamhaus saw it flooded it with 300Gbps of traffic, according to content delivery firm CloudFlare.
Google's Gmail was down for some 40 minutes on Monday. Rumors hinted at first at a Denial of Service attack, fueled in part by Google's initial silence on the matter. However, updates that were provided by the company later showed it as an outage caused by a server misconfiguration.
Distributed denial-of-service attacks are becoming more common, and have almost doubled in frequency and more than tripled in size, says DDoS protection and mitigation firm Prolexic.
Websites hosted on hosting provider GoDaddy went down for several hours on Monday, and a hacker who claims to be a supporter of the Anonymous group has claimed responsibility for it.
AT&T was hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack yesterday, which caused a disruption for some of the company's customers on its managed services DNS product.
SCOTUSblog, the preeminent blog covering the U.S. Supreme Court, gets about 30,000 visitors on a typical day, but after the high court released its ruling on the Affordable Care Act last week, the blog brought in 5.35 million visitors, reports Network World 's Brandon Butler.
Computer users participating in distributed denial-of-service attacks as part of Anonymous could be in for an unpleasant surprise. According to a post on the official Symantec blog, some of these
Even a fully patched pcAnywhere installation is vulnerable to remote attacks, according to a security researcher. As reported by InformationWeek, Jonathan Norman, director of security research at
It may be natural to think that more security is better than less security, but that is myth--and just one among many security myths accepted as conventional wisdom. Network World's Ellen Messmer
DDoS attacks are proliferating, growing in power and becoming more complicated to defend against. What's more, there seems to be a widespread tolerance for the perpetrators, who appear to be more