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Libertarian Site Suffers DDoS Attack After Supporting Google Worker

Quillette Magazine, a small but respected libertarian publication based in Australia, suffered a DDoS attack Tuesday after publishing an article supportive of James Damore, the fired Google memo writer. The attack, which crashed the site for a day, came after Quillette published the opinion of four scientists on the Google memo. The scientists found that …

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Long-lasting DDoS attacks are back

Kaspersky report reveals the return of major DDoS threats, which are now also lasting longer than ever before. Long-lasting DDoS attacks are back, and they’re harder than ever, new research has claimed. According to a report from Kaspersky Lab, the second three months of 2017 saw a DDoS attack last more than 11 days – …

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FCC says its cybersecurity measures to prevent DDoS attacks must remain secret

The FCC has provided a few — very few — details of the steps it has taken to prevent attacks like the one that briefly took down its comment system in May. The agency has faced criticism over its secrecy regarding the event, and shows no sign of opening up; citing “the ongoing nature of …

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DDoS Extortionist Who Posed as Anonymous Hacker Arrested in the US

On Friday, US authorities arrested a man on charges of launching DDoS attacks and making death and bomb threats against several targets including Leagle.com, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Metro News Canada, the official website of the Canadian government, and others. The man’s name is Kamyar Jahanrakhshan, a man born in …

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Don’t ban the bots

I do a lot of DDoS related research online, which results in a lot of DDoS protection related spam/offers. A trend I have seen gaining popularity lately is “ban the bots”. These emails contain a lot of emotionally charged language trying to persuade the reader that bots are destroying the internet, wasting your bandwidth and …

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