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California man indicted for allegedly initiating a DDoS Attack on Larimer County government

A former Fort Collins resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury after allegedly initiating a cyberattack on the Larimer County government computer system. David Joseph Rezendes, 27, currently of California, was indicted on Aug. 21 and arrested in Sonora, Texas, on Aug. 23. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and Federal Bureau of Investigation began …

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DDoS: AT&T isn’t the only carrier at risk of attack

While AT&T’s (NYSE: T) issue with a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on Wednesday appears to have affected only one or two regions and has been fixed, a DNS expert warns that carriers like AT&T need to better guard their networks against such attacks. “Carriers in general have to worry about DDoS attacks on …

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Alleged Anon arrested for planning gov DDoS attacks

Hong Kong police have arrested a 21-year-old man after he apparently bragged on Facebook of his intent to disrupt several government web sites. Local cops are not releasing much information except to say that the man was arrested last Friday and later released on bail, with an order to report back in October. He was …

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Distributed Denial of Service ‘DDoS’ attack on India government sites

India is positioned higher than the global average as a target for spammers and is also the top source of spam worldwide, according to a Symantec Intelligence report. The Defence industry worlwide has been the targeted industry of choice in the first half of the year, with an average of 7.3 attacks per day, the …

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Distributed Denial of Service ‘DDoS’ attackers Back to Burying Victims in Data Deluge

Online criminals have stopped targeting application weaknesses, an attack method that could leave behind information about the attackers’ botnets. Instead, they have gone back to basic data floods. Online criminals are increasingly choosing to protect their botnets rather than using more effective denial-of-service attacks that potentially could reveal information about the makeup of their network …

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