CEO and co-founder Scott Heiferman had apparently received an email that attempted to extort $300 from him as a condition to stop the DDoS, which promptly commenced.
Though large scale DDoS are typically directed towards specific targets, some have speculated that the sheer scale of modern DDoS attacks could threaten core routers on the Internet.
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.
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
The past year has witnessed some doozies when it comes to network security boondoggles. NetworkWorld's Ellen Messmer and Tim Greene put together a list of 10 of the most spectacular. Here's a sneak
IT departments appear to be getting better at the job of preventing and deflecting security attacks, according to the Computer Security Institute. The institute's latest survey of security managers
Cybercrime may pay, but providing the tools for the criminals to operate in this netherworld have become so flooded with entrants that the prices for renting malicious software have dropped.
Social networking has taken the Internet by storm, both for personal use and for business. If you haven't started social networking at your office, your employees are probably clamoring for it, as a
Whether you're a big business or a small one, chances are you have embraced social networking such as Twitter and Facebook as a new way to connect with your customers and generate business. So, when