Meetup’s Multi-Day Outage Was Due To A Newer, More Powerful Type Of DDoS Attack

A bit of follow-up on¬†Meetup’s DDoS (denial of service) attack¬†which saw the company’s website and accompanying mobile services down for several days: according to the company, this was

Meetup Suffering Significant DDoS Attack, Taking It Offline For Days

Meetup has been suffering from a prolonged DDoS (denial of service) attack which has caused the service to experience intermittent outages across both web and mobile for several days. The site is curr

Defense.net’s DDoS Frontline Fights Cyberattacks On IP Services And The Internet Of Things

Distributed denial of service attacks have been one of the most common and well-known ways that malicious hackers have gone after companies on the web. But as cybercrime becomes more sophisticated and

Akamai Buys DDoS Prevention Specialist Prolexic For $370M To Ramp Up Security Offerings For Enterprises

The <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2013/11/29/thanksgiving-digest-ibm-e-commerce-edition-mobile-43-of-all-traffic-over-25-of-all-online-sales/">holiday season</a> e-commerce rush is <a href="https://

Akamai: Half Of All Internet Connections Now At 4Mbps+, Safari Remains Most Used Mobile Browser

The ITU has <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2013/10/07/itu-6-8b-mobile-subs-by-end-of-2013-nearly-as-many-people-as-there-are-on-earth-2-7b-on-any-kind-of-internet/">recently published</a> figures not

Cyber Security Expert Barrett Lyon Brings Defense.net Out Of Stealth To Battle A New Wave Of DDoS Attacks

Cyber security expert and serial entrepreneur Barrett Lyon has a new startup coming out of stealth today. The company, named Defense.net, specializes in mitigating DDoS attacks -- something Lyon knows

Malicious DDoS Attack On Reddit Continues Into Afternoon

Reddit's involvement - whether <a target="_blank" href="http://gawker.com/5995025">good</a> or <a target="_blank" href="http://www.newstatesman.com/world-affairs/2013/04/reddit-boston-and-missing-stud

GitHub Hit With A DDoS Attack, Second In Two Days, And “Major Service Outage” [Update: GitHub Back Up, No Data Breached]

Services on code-sharing site <a target="_blank" href="http://www.github.com">GitHub</a> have been disrupted for over an hour in what started as a "<a target="_blank" href="https://status.github.com/m

Ustream Says Russian Citizen Journalist Is The Focus Of Today’s DDoS Attack

Developing story: Ustream has sent out some details on the DDoS attack that is currently attacking its system -- which was reported on earlier by <a href="http://gigaom.com/video/ustream-down-bambuser

Pastebin Upgrades Service, Adds Private Pastes (All While Being Under Attack)

Everyone's favorite way to share thousands of pages of sensitive information (and dump PHP code that you might use later) has upgraded to what it's calling version 3.1. This new version, in addition t

South Korea Braces Itself For More Suspicious DDoS Attacks

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/skddos.jpg" />Oh, look, <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/cyber-war/">Cyber War</a>'s in the news, that marketing gimmick that plent

New denial of service attack permanently knocks machines offline

As soon as this story hits Drudge be prepared for all sorts of Chicken Little-related doom and gloom predictions. This ominous photo illustrates the absolute terror we all face. ::cough:: A team of se