Ideological motivation has emerged as the primary driver for distributed denial of services (DDoS) attacks, outstripping the previous dominant drivers of financial gain.
on 02/07/2012 – Made popular on 02/07/2012
Here is a slightly different take on DDOS attacks. Rather than a server with dynamic content being attack i was curious how to deal with attacks on servers with STATIC CONTENT. This means cpu tends to not be an issue. Its either bandwidth or connection problems.
How would i mitigate a DDOS attack knowing nothing about the attacker (for example country, ip address or anything else).
Bitcoin is undergoing a classic correction after quintupling in price over the past 30 days. The currency, which was trading as high as $265 earlier today on Mt. Gox, plummeted and is now trading at around $150.
We’ve reached out to one of the biggest exchanges, Mt. Gox, to see what happened.
The Bitcoin correction we wrote about yesterday was not caused by a DDOS attack on one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges, Mt.Gox, but rather by a massive spike in interest in the crypto currency, according to Mt.Gox.
During trading yesterday the value of Bitcoin plummet by 60%, dropping from a high of $265 to around $150 (at the time of writing it has climbed back up slightly, to around $180).
I have a CentOS 5.3 server hosting our companies website. The connection to the site is through a Cisco RVS4000 security router. The website is the only device on the network that uses this router and the router only has one inbound rule which forwards port 80 to the website.
I setup the Linux environment following instruction I found here for CentOS 5.3 over a year ago.