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Denial of Service Attacks on the Rise

These days, you don’t have to be a an evil genius of a hacker to bring down a website. In fact, the recent cyber-attack on Sony’s Playstation Network is a good example of this. 200 more words


Mapping the World's Cyber-Attacks

Today, I have come across a very interesting website. The site, called the Digital Attack Map, maps¬†distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks worldwide. It offers a visual representation of the world’s top 2% of cyber attacks, tracking the country of origin, the target country, the type of attack, and many other¬†features of these attacks. 167 more words


The Promise of Technology or Digital Suicide?

I had come across an article on the Internet and found it quite thought provoking. It solidified my own opinion of how technology has been absolutely great at times and an absolutely colossal waste of bytes at other times. 362 more words

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Hacker Attacks on Videogame Servers Continue, Spread to Twitch

For the past few days, denial of service attacks have limited or brought down the servers powering Sony’s PlayStation Network, Microsoft’s Xbox Live, Riot Games’ League of Legends and Blizzard Entertainment’s Battle.net. 114 more words


Sony PlayStation Network back up after DDoS, associated with plane bomb threat

Sony’s PlayStation Network is back up and running after a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that overwhelmed its servers.

The company said in a blog post… 215 more words


PlayStation Network Down Due to DDoS Attack

In the early Sunday morning hours, the PlayStation Network became unavailable for users around the world due to a denial-of-service, or DDoS attack. This comes a day before Sony has scheduled the PSN to be down for scheduled maintenance. 167 more words

WordPress and Drupal Denial Of Service Vulnerability Full Disclosure

This post concerns the XML Denial of Service, which I detected in both WordPress and Drupalhttp://wordpress.org/news/2014/08/wordpress-3-9-2 . This phenomenon is predicated on a well-known cyber attack, known as the XML Quadratic Blowup Attack. 728 more words