Posts Tagged ‘webattack’

‘Bustling’ web attack market closed down

November 3rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

The marketplace, on the Hack Forums website, was notorious for making it easy it launch attacks that knocked servers offline. The section was “permanently shut down” because several attacks known to be co-ordinated via the forum caused web-wide disruption. One regular victim of attacks arranged via Hack Forums welcomed the closure. Read more:

‘Smart’ home devices used as weapons in website attack

October 24th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Twitter, Spotify, and Reddit were among the sites taken offline on Friday. Each uses a company called Dyn, which was the target of the attack, to direct users to its website. Read more:

Massive web attack hits security blogger

September 22nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

One of the biggest web attacks ever seen has been aimed at a security blogger after he exposed hackers who carry out such attacks for cash. The distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack was aimed at the website of industry expert Brian Krebs. At its peak, the attack aimed 620 gigabits of data a second […]

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