DDoS attack

Pierluigi Paganini August 29, 2021
DDoS attacks target the Philippine human rights alliance Karapatan

The Philippine human rights alliance Karapatan has suffered a massive and prolonged Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, Qurium organizations linked it to the local government. For the past three weeks, the Philippine human rights alliance Karapatan has suffered a heavy and sustained DDoS attack. The attack comes only a month after the waves of DDoS attacks targeting the alternative media […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 21, 2017
Using Unsecured IoT Devices, DDoS Attacks Doubled in the First Half of 2017

According to a report recently published by the security firm Corero the number of DDoS Attacks doubled in the First Half of 2017 due to unsecured IoT. Denial of Service (DoS) attacks have been around as long as computers have been networked. But if your business relies on the Internet to sell products or collaborate, […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 07, 2017
One Third of The Internet Has Seen a DDoS Attack In The Past Two Years

A group of researchers has conducted a rigorous comprehensive characterization of this DDoS attacks and of countermeasures to mitigate the associated risks. Denial of Service (DoS) attacks have been around about as long as computers have been network connected. A website’s purpose is to accept connections from the Internet and return information. A bad actor can take […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 02, 2017
UK National Lottery knocked offline by a DDoS attack on Saturday

The UK National Lottery was knocked offline by a DDoS attack on Saturday, experts speculate the involvement of the dreaded Phantom Squad group. On Saturday, a DDoS attack knocked offline the UK National Lottery impeding Britons to buy the tickets on the www.national-lottery.co.uk website or through its associated app. According to DownDetector reports, thousands of angry gamblers […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 04, 2015
A Fourth Teenager was arrested over TalkTalk data breach

British police announced Tuesday they had arrested a fourth teenager in connection with a data breach suffered by the Internet Service Provider TalkTalk. The investigation of the TalkTalk data breach is still going, in a few days other two suspects have been arrested by law enforcement under the country’s Computer Misuse Act. The company suffered other two […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 05, 2014
Persistent XSS in Top Website enables large-Scale DDoS attack

Incapsula firm discovered the exploitation of a persistent XSS vulnerability in one of the world most popular website to run a large scale DDoS attack. Recently Cloud-based security service provider Incapsula detected an application layer DDoS attack conducted hijacking a huge volume of traffic to victims website. The website of Incapsula customer was flooded by a DDoS attack, over […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 01, 2012
Wake up Anonymous, the world is getting used to you!

What is happening to Anonymous? His media energy seems to be at risk addiction just when major security firm are beginning to consider it as one of the most dangerous cyber threat. The feeling that comes from outside is that the group of hacktivist is slowly falling apart, the feeling is that within the group are mixed stirring souls. Some groups are more aware on […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 26, 2012
DDoS attack against 123-reg, the Chinese paranoia

The UK’s companies 123-reg, the biggest domain provider,  was hit this week by a “massive” DDoS attack that caused interruption of the services provided. The company hosts three million domain names and more than 1.4 million sites. According a press published on the company web site, later removed, the attack came from a Chinese source […]