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A distributed-denial-of-service attack peaked some 33 percent higher than last year's Spamhaus attack, the previous DDoS record-holder.
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.
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.
After political and denial-of-service attacks, WikiLeaks quietly bolsters its electronic infrastructure in a bid to become more difficult to censor.
One day saw 488 DDoS attacks, but Dr. Jose Nazario of Arbor Networks says they were mostly of the common, garden variety.