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Steam down with DDOS threat by Phantom Squad on Nov 3

We are sad to report that Steam is down at the time of writing on November 3, 2016. We initially thought this could be due to scheduled maintenance, but actually it appears that a hacking group may have been the reason for why Steam is down today with one group …

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Anonymous Charged US Security Firm For Protecting ISIS Sites

The Confliction between Anonymous and ISIS still on the way of Cyberwar but some of the point Silicon Valley cybersecurity firm trying to protect some of the ISIS users by providing more security, Anonymous presumes that ISIS uses this sites in next war strategy propaganda which US firms anyhow trying to …

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ProtonMail Paid Hackers $6000 Ransom in Bitcoin to Stop DDoS Attacks

The Geneva-based encrypted email service ProtonMail was forced to pay a Ransom of almost $6,000 to stop sustained Denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that have knocked its service offline since Tuesday. ProtonMail – a full, end-to-end encrypted email service that launched last year – has been dealing with, what it called, the extremely …

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Hacking CCTV Cameras to Launch DDoS Attacks

The connected devices, better known as the Internet of Things, have been attracting the significant interest of, not only users but also cyber criminals that are turning them into weapons for cyber war. Due to the insecure implementation of Internet-connected embedded devices, they are routinely being hacked and used in …

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New Botnet Hunts for Linux — Launching 20 DDoS Attacks/Day at 150Gbps

The distributed denial-of-service network, dubbed XOR DDoS Botnet, targets over 20 websites per day, according to an advisory published by content delivery firm Akamai Technologies. Over 90 percent of the XOR DDoS targets are located in Asia, and the most frequent targets are the gaming sector and educational institutions. XOR creator is supposed to …

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Lizard Squad cyber-attackers disrupt National Crime Agency website

Cyber-attackers launch Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) violation on law enforcement agency in apparent revenge for previous arrests. Cyber-attackers have taken down the website of the National Crime Agency (NCA) in apparent revenge for arrests made last week. The NCA website was temporarily down on Tuesday morning, four days after …

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Six U.K. Teens Arrested for using Lizard Squad’s DDoS Tool

Six British teenagers arrested and released on bail on suspicion of launching cyber attacks on websites and services with the help of Lizard Squad DDoS attack tool, called Lizard Stresser. Lizard Squad is infamous for hacking and knocking down the largest online gaming networks – PlayStation Network and Xbox Live – last year by launching massive Distributed …

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