DDoS attacks

OpenAI has confirmed that a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is behind “periodic outages” affecting ChatGPT and its developer tools. ChatGPT, OpenAI’s AI-powered chatbot, has been experiencing sporadic outages for the…

OpenAI blames DDoS attack for ongoing ChatGPT outage

U.S. authorities have seized 13 more domains linked to some of the world’s most popular DDoS-for-hire websites. These websites, also described as “booter” or “stressor” services, are marketed as legitimate…

US authorities seize more domains linked to prolific DDoS-for-hire websites

Shape Security has been helping big companies stay safe from fraudulent activities like password reuse and bot traffic on their publicly facing websites and apps. The company now wants to…

Shape Security’s latest product protects smaller businesses from credential stuffing

Cloudflare turns seven this week and it wants to give your network a present. Should your website come under Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, it will never charge you…

Cloudflare now offers unmetered DDoS attack mitigation

When Amazon, Twitter, PayPal, Spotify and other major websites were rendered inaccessible on Friday, thousands of Americans learned firsthand what a DDoS attack feels like. DDoS is an unsophisticated form…

The Mirai botnet’s internet takedown opens up a new market for attackers and defenders

On Friday morning, I awoke to find that our company-wide single sign-on and cloud storage was disrupted due to the massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against domain host…

How massive DDoS attacks are undermining the Internet

With more and more unguarded IoT devices becoming connected to the internet every day, malicious bot lords are having an easier time conscripting new recruits into their undyingly loyal armies…

How to prevent your IoT devices from being forced into botnet bondage

Who have the DDoS attackers not hit, is the question? This morning, RSS reader and feed-syncing platform Feedly is being hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack, where again the criminals…

Feedly, Evernote And Others Become Latest Victims Of DDoS Attacks