Industry News Listing

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Websites vulnerable to DoS attack script
- Michael Lee
23 August 2011
Read Full Story on ZD Net
Web servers around the world are currently vulnerable to denial of service (DoS) attacks due to a flaw in common web server software that malicious users can exploit using a publicly available script.The Perl script appeared on the Full Disclosure message board over the weekend, with very little additional information other than the code and the name "Apache Killer". Only some of those posting to the message board had managed to make the script function, so ZDNet Australia contacted security vendors to determine whether the code could actually bring down Apache httpd — software used on servers that is responsible for serving web pages to users.
Ron Paul's Fundraising Drive Disrupted by DDoS Attack
- Lucian Constantin
22 August 2011
Read Full Story on Softpedia
A fundraising drive organized by Texas Congressman Ron Paul was disrupted because his campaign website became the target of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. Congressman Paul hopes to be nominated as the Republican's party candidate for the 2010 presidential election. This past weekend's fundraising drive, organized on his website, was supposed to coincide with his 76th birthday, but things didn't go according to plan.
FBI: U.S. Firms Targeted In Online Sabotage Plot - "Wide range" of businesses hit in DDoS campaign
21 August 2011
Read Full Story on The Smoking Gun
A wide range of U.S. businesses have been targeted in a campaign of electronic sabotage that appears to have been launched via malicious computer networks in Russia, according to the FBI. An ongoing federal probe is examining a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against the web sites of American firms. The electronic assaults--which have caused losses in excess of $600,000--swamped web sites with so many requests that they were left unavailable for legitimate visitors.
Programs aim to get the word out when cyber attacks occur
- Zachary Fryer-Biggs
19 August 2011
Read Full Story on Federal Times
It's not the loud pronouncements by hacking groups or the highly visible denial-of-service attacks that scare cybersecurity experts. It's silence. In the escalating battle against cyber attackers, the focus has been on new security software and cyber hygiene, but one of the greatest tools against "the adversary," as cyber attackers are called in industry parlance, is the relatively low-tech approach of sharing information about attacks.
Updated: iiNet's Westnet division suffers email outage
- Hamish Barwick
17 August 2011
Read Full Story on COMPUTERWORLD
While the spokesperson initially said that the outage was due to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, he later said the outage was not due to an attack and the company was still investigating the cause of the problem.
DDoS Attack Tool Spreads Among Criminal Undergroups
- Stefanie Hoffman
16 August 2011
The researchers first detected the tool, a newer version of the Russkill bot known as Dirt Jumper, as it was executing DDoS attacks against two Russian Web sites -- a gaming website, and a site used for selling a popular smartphone.
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