Like a malevolent customer loyalty program, a Turkish cybercriminal operation is recruiting volunteers to participate in distributed denial of service campaigns by offering them rewards in exchange for their network bandwidth.
A California man was convicted of launching a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against telescope retailer Astronomics and the online astronomy forum the company runs called Cloudy Nights along.
Three men have pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to the creation of the Mirai Internet of Things botnet malware, variants of which have been used in a series of debilitating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
The Armada Collective hacking group has issued a $315,000 ransom demand to seven South Korean banks, after threatening to launch distributed denial of service attacks against each of their organizations.
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.
GitHub on Wednesday withstood the largest-ever recorded distributed denial of service attack in history, experiencing roughly 10 minutes of disruption during the onslaught, which was amplified using exposed memcached servers -- a vector that has seen a significant increase in abuse since last month.
International authorities last week arrested 34 individuals - mostly adults under 20 years old - who allegedly were using distributed denial of service (DDoS) tools to flood targets with malicious traffic, Europol announced on Monday.