Tag: Denial of Service

Hola Unblocker is the Free VPN You Wish You Had Never Installed

Hola (http://hola.org) is an extremely popular free VPN provider. Not least because of the price. According to their website, over 47 million people use Hola. Many of the user are using Hola for unblocking geographically restricted content such as Netflix and BBC iPlayer to name a few. If you are a user, we strongly recommend […]

PSN and Xbox Live Taken Down by Lizard Squad DDoS

Last night at approximately 14:00 CEST, both Sony’s Playstation Network and Xbox Live were taken down by a group of hackers who go only by the moniker “Lizard Squad”. Reports from Sony’s status page say the service is still online, however no users have been able to successfully login for the past two days straight. […]

Anonymous Targets Fort Lauderdale Over Homeless Laws

Anonymous made good on its promise to disrupt the website of the city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Monday after the city passed new laws on homelessness. The denial of service attack impacted fortlauderdale.gov as well as sites for the police force and the city’s email system, according to the Sun Sentinel. Anonymous has taken […]

Cambodia Hackers Escape Jail, Will Work for Government

Two Anonymous hackers in Cambodia have escaped further jail time by joining forces with the government to provide their IT skills to agencies. The hackers, King “Black Cyber” Mongkolpanha and Chou “Zoro” Songheng, aged 21 and 20 respectively, hacked up to 30 Cambodian government websites as part of Anonymous’ “Operation Cambodia Freedom” in response to […]

High-Volume, Short Duration DDoS Attacks on the Rise

A new report has backed up the increased proliferation of high-rate, high-volume and short duration distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks during the last few months. NSFOCUS, a security company that specializes in measuring DDoS traffic, released its 2014 Mid-Year Report, highlighting the stable and sustained increase in shorter, but stronger DDoS attacks. An interesting […]

CMS head to Appear Before Committee Over Healthcare.Gov Breach

The administrator of the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Marilyn Tavenner has been called to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee later this month regarding the recent hacking attempt on Healthcare.gov. Tavenner will sit before the committee on September 18, led by chairman Darrell Issa, who has said that it […]