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Europol Now Going After People Who Bought DDoS-for-Hire Services

Europol Now Going After People Who Bought DDoS-for-Hire Services

January 29, 2019Swati Khandelwal
If you were a buyer of any online DDoS-for-hire service, you might be in trouble. After taking down and arresting the operators of the ...
Bitcoin Core Software Patches a Critical DDoS Attack Vulnerability

Bitcoin Core Software Patches a Critical DDoS Attack Vulnerability

September 25, 2018Swati Khandelwal
The Bitcoin Core development team has released an important update to patch a major DDoS vulnerability in its underlying software that co...
Biggest-Ever DDoS Attack (1.35 Tbs) Hits Github Website

Biggest-Ever DDoS Attack (1.35 Tbs) Hits Github Website

March 02, 2018Mohit Kumar
On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, GitHub's code hosting website hit with the largest-ever distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack ...
Memcached Servers Abused for Massive Amplification DDoS Attacks

Memcached Servers Abused for Massive Amplification DDoS Attacks

February 28, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Cybercriminals have figured out a way to abuse widely-used Memcached servers to launch over 51,000 times powerful DDoS attacks than thei...
An Army of Million Hacked IoT Devices Almost Broke the Internet Today

An Army of Million Hacked IoT Devices Almost Broke the Internet Today

October 22, 2016Unknown
A massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against Dyn , a major domain name system (DNS) provider, broke large portions of th...
DDoS Extortionists made $100,000 without Launching a Single Attack

DDoS Extortionists made $100,000 without Launching a Single Attack

April 26, 2016Mohit Kumar
In Brief Cyber crooks find a new and ingenious way to make hundreds of thousands of dollars with no effort. An unknown cyber gang, p...
56 Hackers Arrested in Cyber Crime 'Strike Week' Raids in UK

56 Hackers Arrested in Cyber Crime 'Strike Week' Raids in UK

March 06, 2015Mohit Kumar
The United Kingdom's National Crime Agency (NCA) has arrested 56 suspected hackers in a campaign against cybercrime called "st...
Largest Ever 400Gbps DDoS attack hits Europe uses NTP Amplification

Largest Ever 400Gbps DDoS attack hits Europe uses NTP Amplification

February 12, 2014Swati Khandelwal
The Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is the one of favourite weapon for the hackers to temporarily suspend services of a hos...
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