Tags denial of service

Code for massive 'Memcrashed' DDoS attack made public

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 months ago

It's been just over a week since the first massive Memcached-fueled denial of service attack. The authors of the new tool is being released "to bring more attention to the flaw."

Arbor Networks reports record-breaking 1.7Tbps DDoS attack

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 4 months ago

The attack used the same memcached technique that was used in the 1.35Tbps attack on GitHub less than a week prior.

GitHub hit with record 1.35-Tbps denial of service attack, more attacks expected

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 months ago

Both Cloudflare and Akamai predict "many more, potentially larger attacks" in the near future.

A reversal? Large-scale DDoS attacks take recent dip

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 10 months ago

Massive denial of service attacks were largely missing from the internet this summer.

Serial crook posed as Anonymous and extorted news websites with DDoS, officials say

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 11 months ago

Federal officers arrested a Seattle man this week for allegedly launching denial-of-service attacks against the legal news site Leagle.com after the company refused his demands to remove court documents about the alleged hacker's past criminal activity.

Why a 'super-Mirai' attack never happened

by Shaun Waterman • 11 months ago

A large network of corporate IoT devices that was gathered to launch a massive DDoS attack. Then whomever created it the network decided against using it.

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