Yesterday one of the biggest outages in history, if not the biggest outage, happened to the Internet in China. Primarily and directly affected by that outage were most of the people living in China and browsing the internet in China. Secondary, all companies doing online business in China were affected. Here's the story: … [Read more...] about Historic Internet Outage
The 21 British year-old hacker found guilty of a long string online crimes including distributing a keylogger Trojan disguised as a Call of Duty software patch, has pleaded guilty to launching DDoS attacks on the websites of Oxford and Cambridge Universities. According to police, Lewys Martin (or 'Sl1nk' as he was known) launched the 'hacktivist' attacks between 29 January … [Read more...] about Hacker in court for attacks Universities
Officials at the University of Texas at Austin are investigating a March 11 cyberattack that took down two of their journalism Web sites before being restored. The sites were quarantined and engineers traced the origin to computers located in Russia. Source: … [Read more...] about journalism sites of University of Texas hit by cyberattack
Spam-fighting organization Spamhaus is being targeted with a massive cyberattack that experts say may be the biggest in the history of the web. The so-called distributed denial of service attack, or DDoS, uses networks of computers to point huge volumes of web traffic at a company's server, a technique that invariably knocks their computers offline. Picture trying to take a … [Read more...] about Internet is under worst cyberattack ever, experts said Wednesday . . .