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Student shuts down 444 school websites to ‘remind teachers they are incompetent’

TOKYO — On May 11, police filed obstruction of business charges against a 16-year-old student, alleging that he launched a denial-of-service (DoS) attack against the Osaka Board of Educations server which holds the webpages of 444 elementary, junior high, and high schools in the area. Although in high school now, at the time of the …

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DDoS attacks Explained

DDoS is short for Distributed Denial of Service. DDoS is a type of DOS attack where multiple compromised systems, which are often infected with a Trojan, are used to target a single system causing a Denial of Service (DoS) attack. Victims of a DDoS attack consist of both the end targeted system and all systems maliciously used and controlled by the hacker in the distributed …

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Commercial Bank of Ceylon website hit by hack attack

The Sri Lanka-based Commercial Bank of Ceylon has released a statement admitting that a “hacking attack” on its website resulted in a successful intrusion – however, it maintained that no customer data has been compromised. The bank, which released a statement in the wake of major cyberattacks targeting the Bangladesh central bank and an unnamed …

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Anonymous hacktivist group DDoSes nine more banks in OpIcarus campaign to protest against corruption

The hacktivists collective, Anonymous had launched a 30-day operation called OpIcarus, against “all central banks” and major financial institutions, claiming that it would be one of the biggest attacks in its history. The hacktivist group, who have collaborated with fellow hackers Ghost Squad Attackers, are targeting bank websites worldwide. It started with the Bank of …

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Healthcare Suffers Estimated $6.2 Billion In Data Breaches

Nearly 90 percent of healthcare organizations were slammed by a breach in the past two years. The 911 call has come in loud and clear for the healthcare industry: nearly 90% of all healthcare organizations suffered at least one data breach in the past two years with an average cost of $2.2 million per hack. …

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