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Record-breaking DDoS attack in Europe hits 400Gbps

A distributed-denial-of-service attack peaked some 33 percent higher than last year's Spamhaus attack, the previous DDoS record-holder.

By February 11, 2014


Surging Bitcoin plunges $30 after exchange outage, hack

The peer-to-peer currency's value has surged 50 percent in recent days, but an exchange outage and unrelated hack knocked its value down a bit.

By April 3, 2013


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


WikiLeaks armors itself to survive cyberattacks

After political and denial-of-service attacks, WikiLeaks quietly bolsters its electronic infrastructure in a bid to become more difficult to censor.

By December 7, 2010


Technical aspects of the DDoS attacks upon the Church of Scientology

One day saw 488 DDoS attacks, but Dr. Jose Nazario of Arbor Networks says they were mostly of the common, garden variety.

By January 25, 2008


Police Blotter: Dark side of 'reputation defending' service

A company claiming to defend online reputations is found liable for harassment, spam and death threats.

By June 29, 2007


DNS servers do hackers' dirty work

New twist on denial-of-service attacks could intensify cybercriminals' threat to online business.

By March 24, 2006


DNS servers--an Internet Achilles' heel

Scan finds that hundreds of thousands of the servers that act as the white pages of the Net are vulnerable to attack.

By August 3, 2005


This week in security

Browser-based attacks are on the rise, a trade group says. Also: Zombie attacks are more likely to come from AOL users.

By June 17, 2005


Week in review: Open source changing course

week in reviewWith new releases and new partnerships, software such as LAMP and Solaris took the spotlight this week.

By June 17, 2005