The official government website of Tunisia, and that belonging to the Tunisian President, are brought down in a co-ordinated denial-of-service attack.
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.
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.
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.
A British youth has been arrested, suspected of using a malicious program to disrupt servers belonging to the “Call of Duty” video game.
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.
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.
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.
Read more in my article at Naked Security.
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.