This post describes our analysis of China’s “Great Cannon,” our term for an attack tool that we identify as separate from, but co-located with, the Great Firewall of China. The first known usage of the Great Cannon is in the recent large-scale novel DDoS attack on both GitHub and servers used by GreatFire.org.
Posts tagged “DDoS”
Source: The Evil Anon
A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer or network resource unavailable to its intended users.
Source: Dan Goodin, ars technica
The attacks that recently disrupted website operations at Bank of America and at least five other major US banks used compromised Web servers to flood their targets with above-average amounts of Internet traffic.
Source: The Hacker News
DDOS attacks against the financial sector almost tripled during the first quarter of this year, according to DDoS mitigation specialist Prolexic.
Source: Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica
Most members of Anonymous would prefer to stay, well, anonymous. But as the group has engaged in increasingly high-profile attacks on government and corporate websites, doing so effectively and staying out of harm’s way have become an ever-growing challenge.
A website has been set up to mirror the site of RFE/RL’s Uzbek Service, in what could be a phishing scheme to harvest user information.
Source: Alexey Sidorenko, Global Voices
On February 9, 2012, following the widely-discussed leaks of pro-Kremlin mailboxes, LiveJournal, where the leaks were published, became temporarily unavailable.
Source: Suzanne Tindal, ZDNet
A survey by Arbor Networks has shown that service providers dealing with distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks believe them to be ideologically motivated, rather than financially motivated or acts of vandalism.
Source: CERT Polska
Since Saturday evening, we have been experiencing multiple attacks targeting websites under gov.pl domain. Most of the attacks are DDoS, attributed to Anonymous who declared radical protests after Polish government revealed plans to sign the ACTA treaty on January 26th.
Source: Foreign Affairs
Early on Tuesday morning, my Web site, Agentura.ru, which covers the activities of Russia’s secret services, was shut down by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.