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Microsoft wins control of outlaw domains, declares war on botnets stop DDoS

Setting a potential precedent in the fight against malicious online networks, a federal court in Virginia is giving Microsoft ownership of more than 270 web domains formerly part of a massive botnet known as Waledac. The network had already been effectively disabled, but the company says the ruling has broader implications. “It’s open season on …

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Are DDoS attacks a legitimate form of protest?

Democrats 66, a Dutch political party, is seeking laws to protect online protests. The social liberalism party claims that some forms of online protests are often incorrectly characterized as illegal hacks, perhaps referring to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, according to Novum, a Dutch news agency. DDoS attacks use botnets and large numbers of …

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Anonymous India Censorship Protests Draw Hundreds

Protesting regulations that they say are tantamount to online censorship, members of the hacking collective known as Anonymous gathered in more than a dozen cities throughout India Saturday — though according to some reports, the results of those assemblies were mixed. According to Rajini Vaidyanathan of BBC News, members of the group organized their gatherings …

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10 Lessons Learned from the DoS Attack on SurvivalBlog

On May 26, 2012 the SurvivalBlog.com server was attacked and knocked offline.  The method of attack used is commonly referred to as a Denial of Service or DoS attack. I won’t delve into who might have sprung the attack nor how it was done. Both topics have been covered.(1)  What will be discussed are the …

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Officials quiet as hacking of sites continues

Causing major embarrassment to the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, hacker group Anonymous hacked the Directorate of Standardisation Testing and Quality Control website on Sunday. The hackers said it was a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. The site remained unavailable for most of the day. Ironically, STQC provides quality assurance and conformity services …

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