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.
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.
Time Warner Cable confirmed Thursday that distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against its DNS servers are to blame for the slower-than-normal service affecting its broadband customers, particularly those living in Southern California, for about the past week. The company said in a statement that the culprits likely are using botnets to deliver their traffic because the attacks are "larger and more difficult to contain than similar attacks in the past." — DK