Hacker Group UGNazi Targets Billing Service WHMCS

Only a week after breaching the Washington Military Department’s website (mi.wa.gov), the Underground Nazi Hacktivist Group (UGNazi) has hit WHMCS, a provider of online billing services. According to Forbes, the hacktivists were able to swipe and leak more than half a million customer records by impersonating staff and duping the web host into giving them …

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Hackers threaten fresh wave of anti-capitalist web rioting

By John Leyden | Posted in CIO, 25th May 2012 A new activist group is drumming up recruits for a cyberwar campaign against corporate giants due to launch on Friday, 25 May. TheWikiBoat intends to hit a high profile list of more than 40 multinationals – including BT, Best Buy, Tesco, McDonald’s, Wal-Mart and Apple …

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WikiLeaks Recovers From Massive DDoS Attack: Whodunnit?

By: Sara Yin Whistleblowing site Wikileaks is up and running again after a massive DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack knocked it offline for three days. Late Wednesday, Wikileaks’ official Twitter account tweeted, “WikiLeaks has been under sustained DDOS attacks over the last 72 hours. http://www.wikileaks.org is good, http://wikileaks.org is flooded.” During the blackout Wikileaks moved all its data …

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What A DDoS Can Cost

By Kelly Jackson Higgins Dark Reading Around 65 percent of IT pros say a DDoS costs their organizations $240,000 in lost revenue per day of the attack, and one-fifth say it would mean a loss of $1.2 million per day, new survey finds A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack can cost a victim organization as much …

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Ustream outage due to DDoS aimed at citizen journalist

Hackers target streaming of anti-Putin protests with attack, Ustream says. Ustream was hit with a distributed denial-of-service attack today that apparently was designed to interfere with the streaming of video from antigovernment demonstrations in Russia, the CEO of the live streaming site told CNET. “We are 100 percent confident that they were targeting a specific …

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