After last week's near-collapse of the social networks due to a Windows-based, botnet DDoS attack, it's time to get rid of Windows, or at least regulate its use, on the Internet. Here's how it can be done.
Twitter was knocked out, Facebook crippled, other social networks staggered, and all because of Window botnet-based DDoS attacks aimed at one person. Maybe it's time to start blocking Windows PCs from the Internet.
It's been months, and I'm still dealing with a DDOS (distributed denial of service) attack on my serveran attack that I can see is coming from China, but there's not really much I can do about it other than try to tweak firewall settings and so on.
GitHub is down again for the second time in the span of a month — this time from a Distributed Denial of Service Attack (DDoS). To combat, GitHub says it has temporarily disabled service on port 80 while they nvestigate the source of a connection flood.
A man from Wisconsin was sentenced for participating in a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack by hacker group Anonymous on a Kansas company. Rosol, who pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of accessing a protected computer, was sentenced to two years of federal probation and ordered to pay US$183,000 in restitution, the Department of Justice said in a statement.
In about two hours if threats are carried out, email marketing service Mad Mimi (CrunchBase) will be hit with another denial-of-service attack (DDoS) similar to what it endured yesterday, which made its service unavailable for a period of time. The attacker then demanded 1.8 bitcoin as ransom to prevent another assault. Mad Mimi declined to pay the sum, and so, at some time around 6 p.m.