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Don't Ignore the Simple Cyber Attacks, Says Security Blogger Brian Krebs (Q&A)

On Christmas Day, a group of anonymous mischief-makers who call themselves Lizard Squad crippled Microsoft’s and Sony’s online gaming networks with simple, but effective, “denial of service” attacks. 1,067 more words


Internet Crashes in North Korea as 3G Networks Fail

Three days after an apparent denial-of-service attack halted its Internet connections, North Korea suffered another Internet outage and the country’s only wireless phone network was reportedly down. 660 more words


Understanding the Christmas Attacks on Xbox, PlayStation Networks

If you unwrapped a new Xbox or PlayStation game console on Christmas, you probably know by now that Microsoft’s and Sony’s respective online networks have been struggling since yesterday morning. 596 more words


Some Basic Facebook "Hacks" - Hack no. 4: DDoS a Website By Using Facebook

So, today I’m going to share with you a trick to DDoS a certain website by using Facebook’s notes feature. The process, although pretty simple, is a bit more complicated than previous posts I wrote in this series. 203 more words

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Gaming service hack attack whacks thousands of Swedish bystanders

On Thursday, Sweden’s biggest internet service provider, Telia, said that its network had suffered an attack earlier this week from hackers who were apparently trying to target a gaming company. 401 more words

Sony Pictures Tries to Disrupt Downloads of Its Stolen Files

Sony Pictures Entertainment is fighting back.

The studio behind the “Spider-Man” franchise and “The Social Network” has taken technological countermeasures to disrupt downloads of its most sensitive information, which was exposed when a hacking attack crippled its systems in late November. 519 more words