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WikiLeaks absorbs more DDoS attacks

Wikileaks appears to have recovered from another punishing distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack unleashed against the whistleblower website.
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Vigilante meetup site 4chan falls to DDoS attack

Image-based bulletin board 4chan, reportedly used as a forum by the hacker group Anonymous, succumbed Tuesday to a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, according to the site's founder, Chris Poole.
DDoS attacks continue to grow in size
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DDoS attacks continue to grow in size

The average size of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have weighed in at 20 percent higher so far this year than they did in 2012, according to statistics released Monday by security firm Arbor Networks.
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Another Twitter DDoS?

Twitter was knocked offline again on Tuesday, the second prolonged outage affecting the popular microblogging site in less than a week. The company did not immediately know the cause of the latest service interruption, only stating in its Status blog that, "We're back up and analyzing the traffic data to determine the nature of this attack." The site was down for about 20 minutes on Tuesday, starting around 3 p.m. EST. Last week's downtime, which lasted a couple of hours, was traced to distributed denial-of-service attacks launched against the Twitter account of a pro-Georgian blogger. Facebook and LiveJournal also were hit but did not sustain any significant downtime. — DK
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Intezer successfully shuts down QNAPCrypt ransomware campaigns

The security firm Intezer reported it had successfully shut down 15 active ransomware campaigns using the eCh0raix or QNAPCrypt variant with denial of service attacks. The Intezer, which identifies the malware as QNAPCrypt while Anomali dubbed it eCh0raix, DoS operation was a bit different from a normal DoS attack. Instead of bombarding the malicious actors…
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