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US Congress websites recovering after three-day DDoS attack

Library of Congress among the victims to go temporarily offline. Several websites owned and operated by the United States Congress are recovering from a three-day distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The DDoS campaign began on July 17 when the websites for the Library of Congress (LoC) began experiencing technical difficulties. A day later, the websites went …

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DDoS attack size up 73% from 2015

Distributed denial of service attacks continue to be popular with attackers, increasing in size, complexity and frequency in the first half of 2016, according to the latest global report by Arbor Networks The most powerful distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in the first half of 2016 was 579 gigabits per second (Gbps), according to the latest global report …

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Hackers claim responsibility for Pokémon Go DDoS attack

Hacker group OurMine has claimed credit for a DDoS attack on the Pokémon Go servers over the past weekend. Rumours of an attack were floating around on Saturday but Niantic didn’t comment on the reason the servers were down. Talking to TechCrunch, a member of the group said that they were part of a trio of teenagers that …

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68 gov’t websites attacked

Several Philippine government websites have been subjected to various forms of cyberattacks following the release of the ruling on the arbitration case filed by the Philippines against China. The STAR learned yesterday that at least 68 websites have been subjected to attacks, which included attempts of hacking and defacement, slowdowns and distributed denial of service …

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Are you a victim of DDoS attacks?

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have been around for a long time, and are increasing at an unprecedented rate. According to the VeriSign Distributed Denial of Service Trends Report, in fourth quarter of 2015, there was an 85% increase in DDoS attacks compared to 2014. Not only are they increasing in quantity, they are also becoming …

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