Despite detecting an increase in large DDoS attacks in Q1, Corero Network Security has reported that the greatest DDoS threat currently comes from smaller attacks designed to either hide other malicious activities or set the stage for future malicious actions.
One of the founders of the notorious hacking group Lizard Squad and PoodleCorp was sentenced to three months in prison after having plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit damage to a protected computer.
An Arizona man was sentenced to 20 months in prison and fined after he plead guilty to launching distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against several municipalities, including Madison, Wis., which resulted in taking down the city's 911 system.
A hacking group called CyberTeam has taken responsibility for an attack against Skype that has impacted that service for the last two days and said the gaming site Steam is next on their target list, but whether this assertion is true remains in doubt. As of June 21 CyberTeam’s claim has not been substantiated by…