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.
Is you are a Feedly user, you might have noticed that the site won’t load this morning. That is because late last night, they were attacked by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS). The person(s) responsible for this is demanding a ransom in order to stop the attack.
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.
Who have the DDoS attackers not hit, is the question? This morning, RSS reader and feed-syncing platform Feedly is being hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack, where again the criminals are attempting to extort money in return for returning the service to normal operations. And only yesterday, Evernote was a victim of a similar attack.