Denial of Service

Pro-WikiLeaks hackers bring down Tunisian government websites

The official government website of Tunisia, and that belonging to the Tunisian President, are brought down in a co-ordinated denial-of-service attack.


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Pro-WikiLeaks hackers attack Zimbabwe government websites

Hacktivists have struck a blow against the regime in Zimbabwe – attacking a number of government websites in support of newspapers who published secret cables in the ongoing WikiLeaks saga.


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Second Dutch teenager arrested for WikiLeaks-related DDoS attacks

Dutch authorities say they have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with denial-of-service attacks against police and prosecutor websites in the country.


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Dutch police website attacked after arrest of suspected hacker

Just a day after Dutch police arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with Wikileaks-related denial-of-service attacks, websites belonging to the Netherlands computer crime cops and prosecutors have been struck with a similar assault.


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Youth arrested over Call of Duty DDoS attack

A British youth has been arrested, suspected of using a malicious program to disrupt servers belonging to the “Call of Duty” video game.


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Dutch boy arrested for WikiLeaks-related DDoS attacks on Mastercard and PayPal

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in the Netherlands by computer crime authorities in connection with the recent high profile distributed denial-of-service attacks.


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Are DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks against the law?

Is it sensible to volunteer to be part of a distributed denial-of-service attack? Learn first about the legality, and the other DDoSers who may have gone before you, and ended up in jail.


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Man jailed for DDoS attack against Bill O’Reilly, Ann Coulter and Rudy Giuliani

Just because you don’t agree with someone’s political views isn’t a good reason to launch a distributed denial-of-service attack against them. Former student pays the price for botnet activities.


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Man convicted: a story of sadistic revenge, online sex and DDoS attacks

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Twitter suffering from ‘too many tweets’

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Second man jailed for Scientology DDoS attack

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Allaple worm author sentenced to jail

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Second man admits involvement in Scientology DDoS attack

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Scientology website attacker sent to jail

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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Kill A Zombie Day – Will you join the fight on Halloween?

Sophos declares October 31st to be International Kill A Zombie Day, dedicated to cleaning-up the millions of computers around the world that have been comandeered by criminals to send spam, distribute malware, and commit identity theft.


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Twitter is down – or not!

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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