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If two countries waged cyber war on each another, here’s what to expect

Imagine you woke up to discover a massive cyber attack on your country. All government data has been destroyed, taking out healthcare records, birth certificates, social care records and so much more. The transport system isn’t working, traffic lights are blank, immigration is in chaos and all tax records have disappeared. The internet has been …

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DDoS Attacks: Cybercriminals Are More Homegrown Than You Think

Researchers from the FBI and a private security company say many of the distributed denial of service attacks emanate from the West.  BLACK HAT USA – Las Vegas – The stereotype of the seedy cybercriminal from Russia or Eastern Europe may no longer be valid. FBI agent Elliott Peterson told Black Hat attendees this morning …

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Cybersecurity: Financial Institutions Fret over DDoS Attacks

Financial institutions, especially the banks, are getting more worried about the increasing rate of a new cyber attack called Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), that has caused huge financial losses running into billions of naira to banks. Financial institutions expressed worries about further loss of funds to DDoS attacks at a security forum organised by …

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GTA 5 Outage: Why Grand Theft Auto V Was Not Working

PSN was also attacked Poodlecorp launched a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on Rockstar Games’ GTA 5 servers to take the game down. This resulted in players being unable to play the online elements of the game with others. The attack lasted for a few hours before service was restored. The hack of GTA 5 resulted in online elements from every …

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Overwatch,’ ‘Warcraft’ Servers Sidelined By DDoS Attack From Hacking Group PoodleCorp

Blizzard was hit with a DDoS attack that made its servers inaccessible, disrupting gameplay for Battle.net users on Aug. 2. Someone from Blizzard’s customer support team posted on the Battle.net forums to acknowledge the attack, saying network engineers are on the case, working to address the issue. The problem has since been resolved, but according …

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