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DDoS attacks spread to vulnerable IPv6 Internet

The next-gen Internet, still immature, is now a pathway for Net attacks, a study finds. Also, ideology has become the primary reason for DDoS attacks.

By February 15, 2012


Making DDoS prevention a priority

In the Web world, distributed denial-of-service attacks can take out entire sites rather quickly. Mitigating the risk should be top of mind when building network architecture.

By February 9, 2012


Anonymous tricked people into joining Web site attacks

Clicking on innocent-looking links prompted computers running JavaScript to join distributed denial-of-service attacks on Web sites targeted for attack.

By January 20, 2012


DOJ, FBI, entertainment industry sites attacked after piracy arrests

Anti-SOPA activists with Anonymous launch attacks to shut down government and entertainment industry sites after MegaUpload arrests.

By January 19, 2012


Learning to love Path

Is this intentionally exclusive, smartphone-centric service the next great social network?

By January 8, 2012


TaskRabbit raises $17.8 million in Series B funding

Startup that helps people outsource errands raises second round of funding just seven months after its first round.

By December 13, 2011


4chan outage could be digital version of a food fight

Pranksters at 4chan and Tumblr organize rival cyberattacks for fun, source says.

By November 16, 2011


Alleged Anonymous members plead not guilty

The Anonymous 14 plead not guilty to conspiracy and computer hacking charges related to last year's denial-of-service attacks against PayPal's Web site.

By September 1, 2011


AntiSec hackers post stolen police data as revenge for arrests

Hackers say they attacked more than 70 U.S. law enforcement agencies, and they publicly post 10GB of data as proof--including personal info on police officers and data from an anonymous report-a-crime system.

By August 6, 2011


FBI arrests 16 in Anonymous hacking investigation

Arrests follow raids on homes as part of more than 35 search warrants related to an attack on PayPal computers, U.S. Department of Justice says.

By July 19, 2011