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Articles tagged with: DOS

Twitter Gets Hacked By UGNazi

It looks like it is that time of the year again for hackers to cause their online mayhem. The latest instant comes from a group called UGNazi, responsible for former hacks towards government websites.

The attack occurred on 6/21/2012 and was a DoS or “Denial of Service” attack which shut down Twitter by flooding it with requests. While this likely disrupted the 14% of the country who regularly sends out tweets, the attack was brief.

Security Firm CloudFlare Raises $20 Million In Funding

A web security startup, dubbed CloudFlare has just raised $20 million in series B funding led by New Enterprise Associates. The San Francisco startup plans on using the money to hire more manpower and fuel its infrastructure.

If you’ve never heard of CloudFlare before, it’s basically a cloud-based software program that helps protect websites from vicious attacks such as DoS (Denial of Service) and other types of cyber attacks.

LulzSec Brazil Takes Down Brazilian Government

It seems like LulzSec is a group of hackers that are spread all over the world, and not just in the previously suspected U.S., Spain, and U.K, but also Brazil. A branch of LulzSec called LulzSec Brazil has taken down the Brazilian government portal and the homepage of the President of Brazil.

It appears that both websites under a packet flood as neither can be reached at the time of this blog. The LulzSec Brazil group started on June 19th, and promised to attack the government of Brazil if they had reached 1,000 followers on Twitter. The group currently has 1,200 followers on Twitter

Sony Is Still Being Hacked, Gamers Are MAD

After all the mayhem Sony went through with the Anonymous hacking group, as well as the “Geohotz” case, it seems like the ground is still shaking. Sony PlayStation engineers are investigating to see if Sony has indeed been hacked.

A blogger from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe stated, “As you are no doubt aware, the current emergency outage is continuing this afternoon and all Sony Online Network services remain unavailable. Our support teams are investigating the cause of the problem, including the possibility of targeted behaviour by an outside party. If the reported Network problems are indeed caused by such acts, we would like to once again thank our customers who have borne the brunt of the attack through interrupted service.”

Microsoft Takes Down A Large Botnet Called Rustock

Microsoft has taken down a very large and complex botnet, called Rustock. It has been estimated that this botnet consisted of approximately one million infected computers and is known to send billions of spam mails on a daily basis, including fake Microsoft lottery scams and fake prescription drugs.

Rustock was one of the world’s largest spambots, capable of sending 30 Billion spam e-mails per day. Researchers have seen a single Rustock-infected computer send 7,500 spam emails in 45 minutes, as well as advertising counterfeit pharmaceuticals.