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  • Russian state-owned bank VTB hit by largest DDoS attack in its history

    12/06/2022 4:08:51 AM PST · by EBH · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/6/22
    Russia's No. 2 bank VTB was hit by the largest cyber attack in its history, it said on Tuesday, warning of temporary difficulties in accessing its mobile app and website, but assuring customers that their data remained safe. State-owned VTB said it was repelling the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, in which hackers attempt to flood a network with unusually high volumes of data traffic in order to paralyse it. "The bank's technological infrastructure is under an unprecedented cyber attack from abroad," VTB said in a statement. "The largest not only this year, but in the whole time the...
  • Overwatch 2 launch derailed by major DDoS attack

    10/04/2022 8:39:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    PC Gamer ^ | 10/04/2022 | Wes Fenlon
    Overwatch 2's launch on Tuesday has so far been less of a launch and more of a line: thousands of players, including a few at PC Gamer, have been stuck in a lengthy login queue(opens in new tab), only to run into a connection error after making it to the menu. Blizzard president Mike Ybarra tweeted(opens in new tab) this afternoon that this isn't just the result of too many players trying to get in—Overwatch 2 is currently suffering a DDoS attack. Distributed denial-of-service attacks direct large amounts of internet traffic to specific servers, overwhelming them with more connections than...
  • Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo hit by DDoS attack

    02/12/2022 12:39:38 AM PST · by gattaca · 31 replies
    HackRead ^ | Feb 10, 2022 | WAQAS
    The “heavy” DDoS attack on GiveSendGo took place when the platform started collecting donations for Freedom Convoy 2022 campaign. GoFundMe’s rival GiveSendGo claims it was a victim of “heavy DDoS and bot attacks” on Friday, leading to server downtime as soon as the site started raising cash for the Canadian trucker convoy. According to the website despite technical glitches, the Christian fundraising platform raised more than $1.35 million within 12 hours. It is worth noting that the Freedom Convoy 2022 campaign is seeking to raise $16 million. As per a video message from campaign organizer Tamara Lich, the convoy aims...
  • Is patriots dot win getting DDoS'd ??

    05/26/2021 10:58:50 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 22 replies
    Anyone else seeing the same ?
  • After Officer is Fired For Donating $25 For Kyle Rittenhouse, The Donation Site Is Now Raising Money For Him

    04/24/2021 9:05:21 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | Apr 23, 2021 | Luke Rosiak
    After a Norfolk, Virginia, police officer was fired for donating $25 to Kyle Rittenhouse’s legal defense fund when a hacker-connected group gave “breached” data about anonymous donations to the media, the Christian crowdfunding site that processed his donation is now collecting donations for him. Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDOS), which the Department of Homeland Security deemed a “criminal hacker group,” obtained the email addresses of anonymous donors to various crowdfunding campaigns on the site GiveSendGo, an alternative to GoFundMe that allows people to send prayers or money to people. The Guardian, a British newspaper, used the data to dox rank-and-file...
  • 200 Law Enforcement Agencies Across U.S. Hacked, Sensitive Intel Exposed

    06/21/2020 4:58:36 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 21, 2020 | Jaeson Jones
    It appears the group Anonymous and their Antifa affiliates hacked ten years’ worth of data from fusion centers and police departments across the United States. The groups claim hundreds of thousands of law enforcement sensitive bulletins are in their hands. Under the code name #BlueLeaks, the group, commonly known as Anonymous and their self-claimed antifascist affiliates like Distributed Denial of Secrets known online as DDoSecrets leaked sensitive law enforcement data from federal, state and local law enforcement databases...
  • Massive data breach of US law enforcement 'fusion centers'

    06/21/2020 2:04:08 PM PDT · by MeganC · 29 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 19, 2020 | Anonymous
    On Friday June 19 a trove of 269GB of data was posted to the internet by a group calling itself 'Distributed Denial of Secrets'. The link above leads to a popular Twitter hashtag on this topic. What was leaked were secret law enforcement documents that detail numerous practices of law enforcement. A lot of this is really scary police state stuff like some people here on FR post. Things like how Google keeps user files on all Google users and then passes them to law enforcement. License plate readers are used to track activists left and right. Nevada police used...
  • Reports of alleged U.S. Army raid on German server may stem from separate incident, say experts

    11/18/2020 11:46:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 30 replies ^ | By Susan Katz Keating Updated: November 18, 2020 - 8:43am
    <p>"There's some cross-information about what happened and where," an intelligence official with expertise in cyber operations told Just the News. "Verified reports about one incident probably got conflated with speculation about another."</p><p>The "verified reports" involve a July raid on a German server that hosted sensitive, hacked files from U.S. law enforcement agencies, authorities said. The files reportedly were accessed over the summer, in the course of a Houston data breach.</p>
  • (Vanity) One America News Network under cyber attack

    06/16/2020 10:05:11 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 26 replies
    Self-Published ^ | 6/16/2020 | Self-Published
    One America News is currently undergoing a cyberattack, resulting in a "302 Bad Gateway" screen. See comment.
  • Russia Has New Tool For Massive Internet Shutdown Attack, Leaked Documents Claim

    03/23/2020 1:57:45 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 7 replies
    Defense One ^ | 21MAR2020 | Patrick Tucker
    It’s a new version of an old weapon — a creator of botnets that can drive an internet service offline with floods of fake data — that puts to use a previously untapped source of computing power: the ever-growing “internet of things.” That doesn’t mean the Russian FSB security service will soon be peering through Americans’ cell phones and laptops or internet-connected doorbells. Instead, it means that the Russian government has a new tool for creating a DDoS-capable botnet. These botnets harness the computing power of millions of internet-connected things, direct them to spew random data at specific computers, and...
  • Are we up and running? [Yes, we seem to be up and running fine now, after John tweaked our DDos prevention program - Jim]

    03/08/2020 2:18:46 PM PDT · by al baby · 99 replies
    Today | Self
    What happened ?
  • Former Operator of Illegal Booter Services Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Computer Damage

    11/15/2019 10:49:31 AM PST · by ransomnote · 15 replies ^ | 11/15/19 | DOJ
    Full Title: Former Operator of Illegal Booter Services Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Computer Damage and Abuse Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, November 15, 2019 An Orland Park, Illinois, resident was sentenced yesterday to 13 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release on one count of conspiracy to cause damage to internet-connected computers for his role in owning, administering and supporting illegal booter services that launched millions of illegal denial of service, or DDoS, attacks against victim computer systems in the United States and elsewhere. Chief U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle...
  • Comcast experiencing internet outage across U.S.

    11/06/2017 12:12:09 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 56 replies ^ | Nov 6 2017
    DENVER — Comcast’s internet service, Xfinity, is reportedly experiencing outages across the country, according to multiple reports. A look at the map on shows the outage hitting major cities like San Francisco, Boston, and Seattle.
  • Someone is trying to take down the Drudge Report — and it's a mystery who's behind it

    01/08/2017 8:08:13 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 78 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oliver Darcy
    The Drudge Report, the highly trafficked conservative news website, has been knocked offline for extended periods of time over the course of the last two weeks, succumbing to large distributed denial of service attacks, according to its founder, Matt Drudge. And it's a mystery who's behind it all. Drudge wrote on Twitter that a December 30 attack was the "biggest DDoS since [the] site's inception." A DDoS attack is executed by using hijacked computers or electronic devices to flood a website with redundant requests, aiming to overload the website's hosting server and render it unavailable.
  • Drudge is Down

    12/29/2016 4:52:39 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 122 replies
  • Rumblings Re: Wikileaks and Julian Assange

    11/18/2016 3:44:18 PM PST · by johnsmom · 80 replies
    imgur ^ | 11/17/2016 | unknown
    Here are all the comments from the Wikileaks poster on 8chan confirming our worst fears [re:Julian Assange] Link Only
  • Senator Prods Federal Agencies on IoT Mess

    10/26/2016 7:21:23 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 1 replies
    Krebs on Security ^ | October 25th, 2016 at 1:21 pm | Brian Krebs
    The co-founder of the newly launched Senate Cybersecurity Caucus is pushing federal agencies for possible solutions and responses to the security threat from insecure “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices, such as the network of hacked security cameras and digital video recorders that were reportedly used to help bring about last Friday’s major Internet outages. ... I have been asked by several reporters over the past few days whether I think government has a role to play in fixing the IoT mess. Personally, I do not believe there has ever been a technology challenge that was best served by additional government...
  • Chinese firm admits its hacked DVRs, cameras were behind Friday's massive DDOS attack

    10/24/2016 12:26:19 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 15 replies
    PC World ^ | 10/23/2016 | Michael Kan
    Chinese firm admits its hacked DVRs, cameras were behind Friday's massive DDOS attack Botnets created from the Mirai malware were involved in Friday's cyber attack. Michael Kan - IDG News Oct 23, 2016 A Chinese electronics component manufacturer says its products inadvertently played a role in a massive cyberattack that disrupted major internet sites in the U.S. on Friday. Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology, a vendor behind DVRs and internet-connected cameras, said on Sunday that security vulnerabilities involving weak default passwords in its products were partly to blame. According to security researchers, malware known as Mirai has been taking advantage of these vulnerabilities...
  • When the Entire Internet Seems to Break At Once

    10/21/2016 9:41:28 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 165 replies ^ | Oct 21 2016 | Robinson Meyer and Adrienne Lafrance
    For more than two hours on Friday morning, much of the web seemed to grind to a halt—or at least slow to dial-up speed—for many users in the United States. More than a dozen major websites experienced outages and other technical problems, according to user reports and the web-tracking site They included The New York Times, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, GitHub, Etsy, Tumblr, Spotify, PayPal, Verizon, Comcast, EA, the Playstation network, and others. How was it possible to take down all those sites at once?
  • Is Freerepublic down?

    10/13/2016 1:52:42 PM PDT · by knarf · 99 replies
    self ^ | October 13, 2016 | knarf
    I googled and was told FR was up, but maybe not for me. When I sign in/in ... I get the FR latest posts splash page but "your inquiry returned no results"It's almost 5PME here and it has been down since around 330I attempted a freepmail and I think it went through so this problen may be just the main pageI'm confused