Press enter to see results or esc to cancel.

WikiLeaks’ website was taken offline with a DDoS attack amid an ongoing hacker feud.

As a long-time feud between rival hacking groups boiled over, the WikiLeaks website was caught in the crossfire and brought offline by a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on 5 June. However, rather than react with anger, leaked chat logs show how WikiLeaks’ Twitter account engaged the group responsible, called OurMine, and even offered hacking tips for …

Continue reading

Ransom driven DDoS attacks gaining popularity

Out of 100 IT security professionals attending the Infosecurity Europe conference in London, 80 believe their organisation will be a target of a DDoS attack within the next 12 months, new reports said. The report was published by Corero Networks Security. Besides ransomware, in which hackers place malicious code onto a victim’s computer, encrypting all data …

Continue reading

A NEW CCTV NIGHTMARE: BOTNETS AND DDOS ATTACKS

Botnets and DDoS Attacks There’s just so much that seems as though it could go wrong with closed-circuit television cameras, a.k.a. video surveillance. With an ever-increasing number of digital eyes on the average person at all times, people can hardly be blamed for feeling like they’re one misfortune away from joining the ranks of Don’t …

Continue reading

Thousands of hacked CCTV devices used in DDoS attacks

Attackers have compromised more than 25,000 digital video recorders and CCTV cameras and are using them to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against websites. One such attack, recently observed by researchers from Web security firm Sucuri, targeted the website of one of the company’s customers: a small bricks-and-mortar jewelry shop. The attack flooded the website …

Continue reading

Anonymous Takes Down Minnesota Courts Website for God Knows What Reason

An unknown party claiming to be part of the Anonymous hacker collective emailed the StarTribune on Wednesday morning, June 22, claiming responsibility for the ongoing DDoS attacks that downed the Minnesota Judicial Branch’s website for most of the business day. The attacks started around 8:00 AM, and access to mncourts.gov was restored around 5:15 PM, in the …

Continue reading