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Major international bank hit by DDoS that leaves service interrupted for several days
- Dan Raywood
27 February 2011
Read Full Story on SC Magazine
The Dutch bank Rabobank was hit by a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack last weekend that left customers and partners unable to access their accounts. Rabobank Group, which describes itself as an international financial services provider, confirmed that it experienced some downtime on the weekend of the 19th and 20th February. In a statement to SC Magazine it said: “The downtime experienced on the Rabobank internet site last weekend was caused by deliberate actions of an unknown party to overload the Rabobank network with large quantities of data. As a result, clients were unable to access the site.
DDoS attacks were at their strongest in history in 2010
- Dan Raywood
01 February 2011
Read Full Story on SC Magazine
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks broke through the 100Gbps traffic barrier in 2010. In a year where the DDoS became a by-word for a politically-motivated attack, Arbor Networks' sixth annual worldwide infrastructure security report said that the attacks became mainstream as many high profile attacks were launched against popular internet services and other well-known targets. Roland Dobbins, solutions architect at Arbor Networks, told SC Magazine that Arbor was finding that the size of the largest packet DDoS increased dramatically year-on-year. He said that it was 49GB per second in last year's report and the likelihood is that it is now looking at attacks of 100GB per second.
FBI raids Texas colocation facility in 4chan DDoS probe
- Matthew Lasar
29 December 2010
Read Full Story on Ars Technica
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is targeting a Texas-based computer network that the government thinks was hijacked for the Anonymous group's Operation: Payback DDoS attack on PayPal. "As part of the process of identifying the computer system that I seek to search, I may be forced to check each system belonging to the target customer until I have determined that it is the computer to be searched," the author of the FBI's Affidavit in Support of a Search Warrant of the facility explains.
Wikileaks moves to Amazon's cloud to evade massive DDoS
- Ryan Paul
29 November 2010
Read Full Story on Ars Technica
Controversial information disclosure site Wikileaks reportedly faced an intense distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack this morning. The site was temporarily disrupted by the onslaught, but is functioning again after migrating its services to Amazon's cloud. Wikileaks recently published thousands of confidential diplomatic cables that were sent between the US State Department and embassies around the world. The leaked documents shed light on US intelligence gathering efforts and reveal sensitive information pertaining to US foreign relations. The disclosure of the cables has proved embarrassing for the US and a number of other governments.
Pushdo Botnet Crippled Via Coordinated Takedown
- Mathew J. Schwartz
29 August 2010
Read Full Story on Information Week
On Friday, the lead security researcher at M86 Security Labs, Phil Hay, said in a blog post that "the usual torrent of spam from the Pushdo -- or Cutwail -- botnet had turned into a dribble" after making its presence more than known throughout August, and well before.
CAO attack shows need for action on cybercrime
- TJ McIntyre
28 August 2010
Read Full Story on The Sunday Business Post Online
An attack last week on the Central Applications Office (CAO) website left thousands of worried students unable to gain access to the site to accept their third-level offers. Reports suggest that this was a ‘denial of service’ attack: an attack which floods a website with fake traffic, slowing it down or causing it to crash and leaving genuine visitors unable to get through. These attacks are, unfortunately, increasingly common.
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