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News More than 162,000 WordPress sites used in DDoS attack

More than 162,000 WordPress sites used in DDoS attack

A popular website was downed after attackers launched a distributed denial-of-service attack using more than 162,000 WordPress sites.

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Mortgage software provider Ellie Mae suffers DDoS attack

Ellie Mae had its services shut down yesterday after a suspected distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

News Basecamp becomes latest victim of extortion-based DDoS attack

Basecamp becomes latest victim of extortion-based DDoS attack

Basecamp has become the latest victim of an extortion-based distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, according to a Monday notification.

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UK's Ministry of Justice website knocked offline by DDoS attack

The website of the UK's Ministry of Justice was taken offline for several hours as a result of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Wednesday.

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One-minute role in Anonymous DDoS attack earns man $183k fine, probation

A Wisconsin man was sentenced to two years of federal probation and fined $183,000 for his part in a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack organized by Anonymous.

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DDoS mitigation firm notes dramatic increase in reflection attack style

Between Q3 2012 and Q3 2013, distributed reflection denial-of-service (DrDoS) attacks increased 265 percent, a global attack report found.

News Meetup battles prolonged DDoS attack

Meetup battles prolonged DDoS attack

Social networking portal Meetup has been hit with a prolonged distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that has caused intermittent outages for days.

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Leaks reveal GCHQ infiltrated and attacked Anonymous

A division of the British spy agency deployed a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack to uncover identities of Anonymous members.

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Scottish bank experiences DDoS attack

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) experienced a distributed denial-of-service attack last week that shut down its site and prevented customers from accessing their bank accounts.

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Google launches Project Shield to defend sites against DDoS attacks

Google's Project Shield is a new initiative that offers people and companies better website protection against distributed denial-of-service attacks, the company says.

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London teen arrested for involvement in Spamhaus DDoS attack

Authorities in London arrested a 16-year-old boy who was allegedly involved in the distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks aimed at Dutch anti-spam group Spamhaus.

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Anonymous DDoS attack snowballs, affects several Microsoft services

Hacktivist collective Anonymous has taken credit for a distributed denial-of-service attack that unintentionally affected a number of Microsoft services last week.

News CloudFlare fights off massive NTP reflection DDoS attack

CloudFlare fights off massive NTP reflection DDoS attack

CloudFlare spent the last few days battling a massive NTP reflection distributed denial-of-service attack that the company said is larger than the Spamhaus attack.

News Amplification, reflection DDoS attacks increase 35 percent in Q1 2014

Amplification, reflection DDoS attacks increase 35 percent in Q1 2014

The Q1 2014 Global DDoS Attack Report reveals that amplification and reflection distributed denial-of-service attacks are on the rise.

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Makers of Wurm Online offer 10,000 Euro for info on DDoS attacker

The creators of Wurm Online are offering 10,000 Euro for information leading to a conviction of the party responsible for carrying out a distributed denial-of-service attack against the game's hosting provider.

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Second Anonymous member sentenced for role in DDoS attack

Jacob Wilkens was sentenced to 24 months of probation and ordered to pay $110,932.71 in restitution for his role in a distributed denial-of-service attack against Koch Industries.

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Battlefield 4 PC servers experience DDoS attack

Battlefield 4 PC servers experienced a distributed denial-of-service attack on Saturday that left a number of virtual soldiers unable to compete in the popular first-person shooter.

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Orbit Downloader found capable of malicious activity

Researchers at ESET have discovered that the popular file-downloading utility Orbit Downloader contains a remotely-updating distributed denial-of-service capability. It potentially could be used to spread malware, as well.

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Arbor Networks observes several large NTP-based DDoS attacks

Arbor Networks announced on Friday that it observed several large NTP-based distributed denial-of-service attacks this week, including one on Monday that peaked at 325 gigabytes per second.

News DDoS attacks against NATO likely DNS amplification or NTP reflection, expert suggests

DDoS attacks against NATO likely DNS amplification or NTP reflection, expert suggests

A distributed denial-of-service attack carried out against various NATO websites on Sunday was likely a Domain Name Server amplification attack or a Network Time Protocol reflection attack, or a combination of both.

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