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DDoS attack takes down Femsplain.com

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack took feminist website Femsplain offline this weekend and corresponded with International Women's Day.

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New Zealand ISP says DDoS attack caused weekend internet issues

Customers of New Zealand communications service provider Spark experienced internet connectivity issues over the weekend due to a distributed denial-of-service attack.

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Lizard Squad targets Google Vietnam homepage; redirects users

The hacker collective and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) provider disrupted service on Google's Vietnamese homepage through a DNS poisoning attack.

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Study finds reflection-based DDoS attacks still popular amongst attackers

The use of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) reflection-based attacks continues to be on the rise, according to one recent study.

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Pro-Russian group claims it hacked German Chancellor website

A pro-Russian organization has claimed credit for a distributed denial-of-service attack made several German government websites unavailable to visitors.

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Businesses threatened with DDoS extortion attack

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) issued an alert about extortion campaigns that threaten businesses with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack unless a ransom is paid.

News Report: SSDP reflection attacks spike, and other Q1 2015 DDoS trends

Report: SSDP reflection attacks spike, and other Q1 2015 DDoS trends

The largest distributed denial-of-service attack ever detected by Arbor Networks systems was observed in the first quarter of this year.

News Stealthy 'XOR.DDoS' trojan infects Linux systems, installs rootkit

Stealthy 'XOR.DDoS' trojan infects Linux systems, installs rootkit

The newly discovered 'XOR.DDoS trojan infects Linux systems to possibly build an army of devices to be used in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

News DDoS attacks rally Linux servers

DDoS attacks rally Linux servers

A significant string of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) campaigns during the second quarter of 2014 were driven by Linux web servers.

News Researchers observe new type of SYN flood DDoS attack

Researchers observe new type of SYN flood DDoS attack

Researchers with Radware are referring to the new type of distributed denial-of-service attack as a Tsunami SYN Flood Attack.

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Lizard Squad begins selling DDoS tool for commercial use

Lizard Squad, the group behind attacks on Sony's Playstation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live systems, is now selling a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) tool online that customers can use to attack any online entity.

News New Tinba variant delivered via HanJuan Exploit Kit in malvertising attack

New Tinba variant delivered via HanJuan Exploit Kit in malvertising attack

Researchers with Malwarebytes observed the Tinba variant being distributed as part of an attack involving advertising and URL shortening service Adf.ly.

News AOL advertising network used to distribute malware

AOL advertising network used to distribute malware

Malware is being distributed to visitors of The Huffington Post website, as well as several other sites, via malicious advertisements served over the AOL advertising network

News Revamped RIG exploit kit infects 1 million PCs

Revamped RIG exploit kit infects 1 million PCs

A new version of the widely-distributed RIG exploit kit has emerged and is infecting around 27,000 PCs each day, according to researchers at Trustwave Spiderlabs.

News Revamped RIG exploit kit infects one million PCs

Revamped RIG exploit kit infects one million PCs

A new version of the widely-distributed RIG exploit kit has emerged and is infecting around 27,000 PCs each day, according to researchers at Trustwave Spiderlabs.

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Evolving DNS attacks

In this video, Jesper Andersen, CEO and president at Infoblox, chats with SC Magazine Senior Reporter Danielle Walker to discuss this threat and ways to defend against it.

News NTP DrDoS down in Q2, multi-vector attacks up, study finds

NTP DrDoS down in Q2, multi-vector attacks up, study finds

Black Lotus's second quarter threat report attributed the decline in amplified attacks to successful patching and systems upgrades.

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Lizard Squad reportedly strikes again in DDoS attack on Xbox Live

The hacker collective has claimed that it launched a new series of attacks against the gaming network it previously targeted over the holidays.

Document 2015 DDoS ebook

2015 DDoS ebook

They are brutal, in-your-face power invasions designed to overwhelm servers and bring networked systems down without any nuance or surreptitiousness. This latest ebook explores the newest iterations of this scourge and how best to defend against them.

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Researchers analyze faulty new Linux backdoor

Researchers at Dr. Web have discovered a faulty trojan designed as a backdoor for Linux that could also target Windows systems.

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