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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.

Major data breach strikes Cloudflare, change your passwords immediately

Major data breach strikes Cloudflare, change your passwords immediately For years, Cloudflare has provided a variety of services, including content delivery, DNS, and protection from DDoS attacks.Now, the company has announced that a serious flaw in its software may have served account logins and passwords inadvertently.

Hacker Jailed Two Years For Making Software That Causes DDoS Attacks

Hacker Jailed Two Years For Making Software That Causes DDoS Attacks Today, England’s Old Bailey court jailed 20-year-old hacker Adam Mudd two years for initiating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against several popular games and gaming services, the BBC reports.Minecraft, Runescape and other games were compromised by Titanium Stresser, which was marketed as a legal stress test for online services.

Teen Hacker Sentenced to Two Years in Jail for Hacking Minecraft, Xbox Live, and Others

Teen Hacker Sentenced to Two Years in Jail for Hacking Minecraft, Xbox Live, and Others The teenager who created the Titanium Stresser program has been sentenced to two years in jail.Between late 2013 and early 2015, there were a number of distributed denial of service attacks carried out against various game servers and websites.

Young cybercriminals ‘more motivated by peer respect than financial gain’

Young cybercriminals ‘more motivated by peer respect than financial gain’ An increasing number of young cybercriminals are motivated by a sense of notoriety and popularity with their peers rather than financial gain.In a case outlined by the report, one youngster told officers: “… it made me popular, I enjoyed the feeling … I looked up to those users with the best reputations”.

Vigilante Hacker is Trying to Save Us From Ourselves

Vigilante Hacker is Trying to Save Us From Ourselves Hackers have already taken control of millions of these devices and used them as pawns in their own cyber attacks.In a statement sent to niche site, Bleeping Computer, Janit0r lamented the state of cyber security.

US-CERT Warns North Korea Has Stepped Up Cyberattacks

US-CERT Warns North Korea Has Stepped Up Cyberattacks The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has issued a warning that North Korea has stepped up its efforts to attack media, aerospace, and financial companies in the United States.Government partners, DHS and FBI identified Internet Protocol (IP) addresses associated with a malware variant, known as DeltaCharlie, used to manage North Korea’s distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) botnet infrastructure.

Kaspersky Lab is Awfully Tight With Russian Intelligence

Kaspersky Lab is Awfully Tight With Russian Intelligence Yesterday, the Trump Administration released a statement indicating that Kaspersky Lab, one of the largest security companies in the world, would no longer be allowed to sell its products or services to the federal government.According to emails obtained by Bloomberg Businessweek (and confirmed by Kaspersky Lab as genuine), Kaspersky’s ties to the Russian FSB (the successor to the KGB) are much tighter than have previously been reported.

DDoS attacks on gaming providers are causing mayhem for players everywhere

DDoS attacks on gaming providers are causing mayhem for players everywhere The gaming industry is feeling the pressure of DDoS attacks, and none more so than over the last several weeks, a new blog from security firm Radware claims.These attacks have now transferred from targeting Square Enix’s game servers to their upstream providers,” the company says.

Beware, Google Play Store gets caught distributing malware

Beware, Google Play Store gets caught distributing malware Dubbed WireX by security researchers, the latest online threat targeted Android phones and hid behind approximately 300 different apps that could all be downloaded via the Google Play Store.The Mountain View-based company, upon discovery of the compromised apps, moved quickly to remove them from the Play Store.

Malicious hackers attack media startup after Hillary Clinton endorses it

Malicious hackers attack media startup after Hillary Clinton endorses it 8 million" people who supported Clinton in the presidential election by providing them with verified, sharable facts, stats, and memes used to debate people online.But soon after Clinton's tweet, the website stopped loading for visitors.