Hacktivism and crime is a toxic combination for the health of the Internet. This was shown once again in the recent DDOS attack against Spamhaus.org that peaked at 300 Gbit/s. Spamhaus is a non-profit anti-spam organization that helps to filter spam for millions of Internet users. When Spamhaus goes down a lot of inboxes will be flooded with spam.
It is always exciting to be able to announce the next version of the IBM X-Force® Trend & Risk report and today we are announcing the full year 2012 findings of key highlights that were researched by IBM X-Force.
One of the differentiators that we observed across various attacker efforts was that by targeting vulnerabilities in cross-platform frameworks, and building on a solid foundation of tried-and-true attack techniques, attackers are achieving a greater return on exploit development in 2012.
Cyber fight between Spamhaus, a spam-fighting group based in London and Geneva, and hosting service CyberBunker is causing a global slowdown of internet speeds and leading to frustration for those unable to access websites as quickly as normal or stream TV shows online, analysts said
this is largest known distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in the history of the internet is currently slowing down the Net worldwide.
Anonymous has struck again in its ongoing campaign against Israeli forces, this time by releasing thousands of names, ID numbers, email addresses and geographic data allegedly corresponding to Israeli politicians, IDF officers and even Mossad agents.
It appears that Anonymous has struck again in its ongoing cyber-war against the state of Israel, this time with the release of a batch of thousands of names, ID numbers, email addresses and geographic information which allegedly correspond to Israeli politicians, IDF officers, and even Mossad agents.
Last night VentureBeat broke the story about a developer who was fired from his job at PlayHaven after being outted on Twitter for allegedly making sexual jokes during a conference. Today, the company where the person who outted him works is under a distributed denial of service attack.
Taking a page from the metrics used to rank tornadoes and software vulnerabilities, attack-mitigation firms look to find a better measure of denial-of-service attacks than bandwidth and duration.
Companies searching for a way to measure the potential disruption that a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack might cause their business may get some help from an industry effort to rank such attacks based on their impact.
Anonymous hacktivist lunch DDos attacks on the website of the Library, Museum and Document Center of Parliament (ical.ir), which has been down for around one hour. The site was attacked yesterday by the same hacktivist, and kept down for about two hours.
Twitter account of #OpIran post about the attack,Iranian authorities have blocked many foreign-based virtual private networks, or VPNs, severely restricting access to many websites.
Allianz für Cyber-Sicherheit from Deutsche Telekom lunched Web portal shows statistics of the early warning system of Deutsche Telekom a real-time visualisation of cyberattacks detected by its network of sensors placed around the world.
Attacks on the different sensors (Honeypots) will be displayed in realtime on the world map. Additionally the countries are marked in relation of the overall number of attacks.
Goldman Sachs and Citigroup have stepped up warnings to shareholders about cyber attacks as the U.S. government prodded banks and government agencies to bolster their defenses.
Online and mobile banking give new points of entry that can be used to disrupt or penetrate operations, the two New York- based firms said last week in annual regulatory filings. The companies said they're vulnerable to tactics that overload websites to shut off public access, such as assaults that disrupted the nation's largest lenders late last year.