Archive for the ‘Distributed Denial of Service attacks’ Category

Hacker Who DDoSed Sony, EA and Steam Gaming Servers Pleads Guilty

November 9th, 2018
A 23-year-old hacker from Utah pleaded guilty this week to launching a series of denial-of-service (DoS) attacks against multiple online services, websites, and online gaming companies between 2013 and 2014. According to a Justice Department (DoJ) press release, Austin Thompson, a.k.a. "DerpTroll," took down servers of several major gaming platforms including Electronic Arts' Origin service,

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DDoS Attacks Can Cost Businesses Up to $2.5M Per Attack, Report Says

May 2nd, 2017

Neustar’s annual DDoS attack report says businesses can lose $2.5M on average detecting and mitigating DDoS attacks.

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Law Enforcement Targets Users of DDoS-For-Hire Services

December 14th, 2016

Law enforcement from more than a dozen countries last week carried out a series of operations designed to crack down on DDoS-for-hire services.

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Turkish Hackers Are Giving Away Prizes For Participating In DDoS Attacks

December 8th, 2016

DDoS has become a game now that could knock any service offline.

A Turkish hacking group is encouraging individuals to join its DDoS-for-Points platform that features points and prizes for carrying out distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against a list of predetermined targets.

The points earned can later be redeemed for various online click-fraud and hacking tools.

Dubbed Sath-ı

Posted in Balyoz, click fraud, ddos attack, Distributed Denial of Service attacks, hacking news, Turkish Hackers | Comments (0)

Anti-DDoS Firm Staminus HACKED! Customers Data Leaked

March 14th, 2016

Staminus Communications – a California-based hosting and DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) protection company – is recovering a massive data breach after hackers broke down into its servers and leaked personal and sensitive details of its customers.

Though the company acknowledged that there was a problem in a message posted to Twitter on Thursday morning, it did not specify a data

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Someone Just Tried to Take Down Internet’s Backbone with 5 Million Queries/Sec

December 10th, 2015

Someone just DDoSed one of the most critical organs of the Internet anatomy – The Internet’s DNS Root Servers.

Early last week, a flood of as many as 5 Million queries per second hit many of the Internet’s DNS (Domain Name System) Root Servers that act as the authoritative reference for mapping domain names to IP addresses and are a total of 13 in numbers.

The attack, commonly known as

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ProtonMail Paid Hackers $6000 Ransom in Bitcoin to Stop DDoS Attacks

November 6th, 2015

The Geneva-based encrypted email service ProtonMail was forced to pay a Ransom of almost $6,000 to stop sustained Denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that have knocked its service offline since Tuesday.

ProtonMail – a full, end-to-end encrypted email service that launched last year – has been dealing with, what it called, the extremely powerful DDoS attack, and is still unavailable at the

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GitHub hit by Massive DDoS Attack From China

March 28th, 2015

Github – a popular coding website used by programmers to collaborate on software development – was hit by a large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack for more than 24 hours late Thursday night.

It seems like when users from outside countries visit different websites on the Internet that serve advertisements and tracking code from Chinese Internet giant Baidu, the assailants

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Record-breaking 1Tbps Speed achieved Over 5G Mobile Connection

February 26th, 2015

New Generations usually bring new base technologies, more network capacity for more data per user, and high speed Internet service, for which Internet service providers usually advertise. However, it is believed that the fifth generation (5G Technology) of mobile network will be beyond our thoughts.

1TBPS OVER 5G

Security researchers from the University of Surrey have just achieved

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