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Website building service Moonfruit taken down by DDoS attack

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Moonfruit, a website that helps users design and build their own websites, has been the victim of an attack on its main servers by a group called the Armada Collective. The Armada Collective overloaded Moonfruit’s servers with illegal traffic on December 10th, effectively creating a distributed denial of service (DDoS)… Read more »

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Swiss email firm pays cyber ransom, attacks continue

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Protonmail, an email firm located in Switzerland, has reputedly paid a figure in excess of £3,600 to prevent cyber criminals from flooding its site with data, but attacks continue to cripple the company. The company was warned ahead of the initial distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack when a demand… Read more »

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CCTV cameras being hijacked for DDoS attacks

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Security industry experts have identified malware that is being used to corrupt CCTV cameras. The malware transforms the cameras into botnets which are then used as a medium to run Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. CCTV cameras are easy targets as the majority are connected wirelessly and, much of… Read more »

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New York magazine website hit by angry tourist hacker

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The website of New York magazine has been taken down by a tourist who was unhappy about being the subject of a prank attack whilst visiting the city. He was allegedly the victim of an incident involving a fake hand gun and other poor treatment whilst visiting the city a… Read more »

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Canadian anti-terrorism law prompts hactivist action

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On June 17th, several Canadian government websites fell victim to hackers, with hacker group Anonymous claiming responsibility. The denial of service attack lasted for two hours, but Steven Blaney, Canadian Minister for Public Safety, has reported to the media that no personal data was taken during the attack. The perpetrators… Read more »

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Hola accused of selling bandwidth to hackers

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The virtual private network service “Hola” has been accused of selling its users’ internet bandwidth to cyber criminals. This bandwidth is then used in botnets by the criminals to launch cyber attacks. Hola has millions of users, making the network rich pickings for cyber terrorists. The founder of the anonymous… Read more »

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Femsplain blog attacked on International Women’s Day

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Femsplain, a community-style blog which encourages female contributors to write about their experiences, was hit by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on International Women’s Day. It’s not yet clear who was behind the attack on March 8th. DDoS attacks involve using many computers to flood a website or… Read more »

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Sony’s hacking saga continues

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A series of recent hack attacks on Sony continues, this time shutting down the company’s online PlayStation store. Upon visiting the site, users are greeted with the message: “Page Not Found! It’s not you. It’s the internet’s fault.” While the culprits of the recent attack on Sony Entertainment and the… Read more »

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