Tag Archives: Denial of Service

New DARPA program looks for more revolutionary protection from DDoS attacks

Interesting article by Network World Security. Researchers with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will next month detail a new program they hope will ratchet-up the way the military, public and private enterprise protect their networks from distributed denial-of-service DDoS attacks. Read more here.   Drop us a comment or if you have any questions please contact us… Read More »

Spamhaus attacks expose huge open DNS server dangers

Source: Computerworld by Jaikumar Vijayan “Computerworld – Massive distributed denial-of-service attacks on Spamhaus this week focused widespread attention on the huge security threats posed by millions of poorly configured Internet Domain Name System (DNS) servers. The attacks on Spamhaus that began March 19 were apparently launched by a group opposed to the Geneva, Switzerland-based volunteer organization’s antispam work.… Read More »

Botnets for hire likely attacked U.S. banks

Source: Computerworld by Lucian Constantin In this article “Evidence collected from a website that was recently used to flood U.S. banks with junk traffic suggests that the people behind the ongoing DDoS attack campaign against U.S. financial institutions — thought by some to be the work of Iran — are using botnets for hire. The compromised website contained… Read More »

Anonymous Launches OpIsrael DDoS Attacks After Internet Threat

Source: Information Week by Mathew J. Schwartz In this article “The hacktivist group Anonymous Thursday announced that it would begin launching online attacks against a number of Israeli government sites, as part of its ongoing Operation Israel (OpIsrael). The Anonymous distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks began at 10 a.m. Israeli time (3 a.m. Eastern time). “Since this morning they’ve… Read More »

Wells Fargo recovers after site outage

Source: Computerworld by Jeremy Kirk In this article “Wells Fargo’s website experience intermittent outages on Tuesday, while the hacker group claiming responsibility threatened to hit U.S. Bancorp and PNC Financial Services Group over the next two days. Wells Fargo apologized on Twitter for the disruption, saying it was working to restore access. By Wednesday morning, the site appeared… Read More »