Tag: ddos

Cloudflare Selling Flak Jackets To Cyber Warriors

Cloudflare Selling Flak Jackets To Cyber Warriors

| December 13, 2012 | Reply

Gerry Shih Reuters – Sidney Morning Herald   When the Israeli army and Hamas trade virtual blows in cyberspace, or when hacker groups like Anonymous rise from the digital ether, or when WikiLeaks dumps a trove of classified documents, some see a lawless internet. But Matthew Prince, chief executive at CloudFlare, a little-known internet start-up […]

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Meet A Cyber Spec Ops Warrior: th3j35t3r

Meet A Cyber Spec Ops Warrior: th3j35t3r

| June 15, 2012 | 3 Replies

Laura Walker SOFREP   The Jester is a lone-wolf patriot hacker who has been successfully waging a campaign of asymmetrical offensive cyber warfare in support of the United States for two and a half years. Among his known targeted attacks are numerous takedowns of jihadi recruiting websites, Wikileaks, the Westboro Baptist Church, (dragging 20 sites of theirs down […]

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Pirate Bay Suffers DDoS Attack from Anonymous Hater

Pirate Bay Suffers DDoS Attack from Anonymous Hater

| May 21, 2012 | 4 Replies

Mary-ann Russon Network World A hacker who claims to hate both Anonymous and notorious BitTorrent website The Pirate Bay (TPB) has claimed responsibility for the DDoS attack that TPB has been suffering under for the last 24 hours. The Pirate Bay suffers DDoS attack The user, who goes by the Twitter handle @AnonNyre, has been riling up members of the […]

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Anonymous – a History of Hacktivism

Anonymous – a History of Hacktivism

| April 28, 2012 | Reply

  RT   Anonymous was founded on the imageboard 4chan in 2003. The hacktivist group is open, and any hacker can apply the Anonymous label for his or her attacks, thus joining the movement. For the first five years of its existence, it was a little-known, decentralized online community. In 2006, the group organized the […]

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Financial Sector Faces Increased Botnets & DDoS Attacks

Financial Sector Faces Increased Botnets & DDoS Attacks

| April 17, 2012 | 4 Replies

  The Hacker News   DDOS attacks against the financial sector almost tripled during the first quarter of this year, according to DDoS mitigation specialist Prolexic. The firm also reported a 3,000 per cent quarter-on-quarter increase in malicious packet traffic targeted at the financial services sector, compared with the final quarter of 2011. China leads the […]

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Anonymous Group Destroys CIA.gov (video)

Anonymous Group Destroys CIA.gov (video)

| March 8, 2012 | 1 Reply

RT.com   Following Friday’s crippling of the CIA’s official government website, an alleged member of Anonymous has uploaded a video explaining how the collective crushed the agency’s online presence — and why the CIA should have been ready. A distributed denial of service, or DDoS attack, brought CIA.gov down for hours late last week, in […]

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Anonymous Plagues Authorities

Anonymous Plagues Authorities

| March 8, 2012 | Reply

Michael Hatamoto DailyTech   Hacker groups connected with Anonymous systematically pick off high-profile targets The collective hacker group Anonymous has continued its online assault against high profile targets ranging from companies to state and federal governments. In their most recent attacks, Anonymous bumped the CIA’s website offline for a short time, while also targeting people […]

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