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DDoS Attack Update: Idaho Teen Faces Felony Charges After Unleashing a DDoS Attack on School District

In May 15, KTVB reported that a student recently launched a cyber-attack on one of Idaho’s largest school districts. The attack, which was identified as a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), practically rendered the entire district’s internet unable to function. The attack was so powerful that it caused internet problems for the affected school district …

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Teen hires hacker to take down school district IT systems

A 17-year old boy from Idaho has been accused of paying a hacker to launch DDoS attacks against his school district. The teen reportedly hired a third party to organise a week’s worth of distributed denial-of-service campaigns this month against the West Ada school district – the largest educational district in the state. The cyberattacks affected networks …

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Hong Kong Banks Targeted By DDOS Attacks, Bitcoin Payout Demanded

On May 9, an international group of hackers launched distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on two of the largest financial institutions in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police confirmed that they have received reports from the Bank of China and the Bank of East Asia claiming that the hackers demanded payments in bitcoin. “The two …

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