The Anonymous-affiliated hacking group Ghost Squad yesterday launched a distributed denial of service attack against the Loyal White Knights of the KKK, knocking the white supremacist group's website out of service.
Distributed denial-of-service attacks against services and applications is expected to be the top operational problem in 2010, according to an annual report released Tuesday by network security firm Arbor Networks.
Five Russian banks that experienced distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks Sept. 26 had been warned in advance by the General Directorate of Security and Information Protection of the country's Central Bank.
The loss of customer trust and confidence is the most harmful consequence of a distributed denial of service attack, according to 45 percent of IT security professionals polled for Corero Network Security's second annual DDoS Impact Survey.
Michael Phelps is a world champion in the swimming pool, but on the Internet he just got blown out of the water by an apparent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that shut down his commercial website.