The Number of distributed denial-of-service attacks on UK organisations is rising according to a new report. A recent study carried out by Neustar Enterprise Services has discovered that as many as 22% of organisations within the United Kingdom were attacked in 2012.
The length of attacks is also a cause for concern, the report discovered, with 22% lasting for more than a week. Continue reading
A new report commissioned by a DDoS protection service has uncovered the latest service offered online by cyber criminals: DDoS attacks to order. One particular service offers DDoS attacks lasting from 1- to 4-hours for the meager sum of $2 an hour. An attack of 5- to 24-hours costs a fraction more at $4 an hour and it increases to $5 an hour for a 24- to 72-hour attack. Continue reading
With the number of reported DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks on the rise, it is likely that most people will have at least heard of this form of cyber crime. We know they target web servers and bring them down by flooding them with information. But what does a DDoS attack actually look like? Continue reading
Cube Worlds’ launch of the anticipated Voxel-RPG game has been a tough one. Mainly because fans eagerly awaiting to get their hands on the game have not been able to buy it yet, even though the developers have had it available for a while now. Continue reading
We are seeing a huge increase in the number of DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks being targeted at large organisations such as governments and banks. DDoS attacks are one of the oldest and most unsophisticated forms of cyber-intrusion and are neither complex nor especially clever. They flood the targeted server with nuisance information, leaving it offline and unable to deal with any correspondence or transactions. Continue reading
Banks are being warned to significantly increase their security measures after further DDoS attacks to their servers were discovered this month.
As of yet, there has been no conformation of a theory as to why these attacks have been carried out. However multiple sources have emphasized the need for caution as at the moment it must be assumed that the systems were compromised in order to illegally attain information for fraud purposes. Continue reading
The Bitcoin network fell victim to a DDoS (denial of service) attack last week forcing the core development team to patch the core reference design.
Details remain unclear however, core developer, Jeff Garzik, explained that the situation was an ongoing network wide event.
He announced the upcoming release of 0.8.3 of the reference implementation last Friday. He said it would fix a denial of service attack affecting certain network nodes, adding that details would follow after the problem was fixed. Continue reading
A number of domain name management and DNS hosting service providers have had their servers obstructed by a series of possibly related distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
The attacks, which have all taken place in the last month, were reported to have occurred on Monday June 3 by DNSimple, easyDNS and TPP Wholesale. Some providers issued reports that the attacks had started a few days prior to this and were ongoing causing service outages and degradation. Continue reading
A distributed denial of service attack, or DDoS attack, is method that can be used to force a particular website offline for an extended length of time. Unlike conventional electronic attacks, there is little or no information or effort required to initiate a DDoS attack on the target website; all that is needed is the website’s address or addresses, a program that can perform a rapid number of communication requests to the targeted website, or enough people to continuously visit and revisit the website as quickly as possible. Continue reading
Ragebooter has become a hot topic of internet debate in recent times. The speculation has been fuelled in no small part by the intriguing, not to say eccentric behaviour of its founder, Justin Poland.
In essence, Ragebooter appears to be one of the many standard “website security” services, which have become collectively known as “DDoS for Hire” sites. Their basic premise is that users can pay them to “stress test” their websites. Unfortunately, these sites tend to be rather lax about checking the credentials of their customers to confirm that they actually do own (or are at least employed by) the site they have requested be tested. Continue reading