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Blizzard Hit By Multiple DDoS Attacks

Blizzard Hit By Multiple DDoS Attacks Players couldn’t log into games like World of Warcraft and Diablo III for several hours last night thanks to a series of DDoS attacks that flooded Blizzard’s servers, the developer said.“These attacks are just flooding our internet tubes: no actual account information, payment information, or character data is at risk,” said Blizzard support agent Glaxigrav on the World of Warcraft forums last night.

Hackers claim DDoS knocked Pokémon GO offline last weekend

Hackers claim DDoS knocked Pokémon GO offline last weekend This past weekend was particularly bad, and now a hacking group called OurMine is claiming responsibility for the downtime.If you have not heard of Pokémon GO, I can only assume you’ve been living under a rock sans internet access for the last few weeks.

Internet struck by waves of outages as massive DDoS attack affects major services

Internet struck by waves of outages as massive DDoS attack affects major services Rolling outages and intermittent connectivity problems hit the Internet today, thanks to a massive DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack launched at DNS provider Dyn.Attacking a DNS (Domain Name System) provider is a good way to knock out large swaths of the Internet.

IoT devices likely drove Friday Internet blackout, some products already recalled

IoT devices likely drove Friday Internet blackout, some products already recalled A few weeks ago, security researcher Brian Krebs, author of the blog Krebs on Security, was driven offline by mammoth DDoS attacks driven by IoT devices.The attack now seems to have been a warm-up for last Friday’s wide-scale internet outage, and security researchers suspect that Internet of Things products were once again to blame.

Internet of Things or Internet of Trouble?

Internet of Things or Internet of Trouble? The recent cyber-attack in the United States via the Internet of Things has re-focused attention on the potential threat for New Zealand.According to local cloud IT services company, Dynamo6, the event has highlighted the potential for the same to happen in New Zealand.