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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘DDoS’

Feedly And Evernote Go Down, Hit By DDoS Attacks

No, it’s not just you. Feedly is down because it’s been attacked. In fact, both Feedly and Evernote were hit by denial of service attacks. Evernote says it’s back up and running now, but notes that there could still be some hiccups in service. Feedly is still down. Here’s a sequence of tweets from Evernote explaining its situation: Evernote service …

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This Is What A DDoS Attack Looks Like

The weapon of choice for many hacktivists is the distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attack. In essence, multiple users flood a server with so much traffic that it collapses under the load taking the Web site with it. It’s easy enough to understand, but a visual representation would really sell the awesome might of this particular form of online …

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Does Your Internet Seem Slower Today? It Might Be Due To A Massive Cyberattack

The most popular form of cyberattack anymore is the Distributed Denial of Service attack. These DDoS attacks rarely affect anyone outside of those attempting to access the attacked Web site, but a recent DDoS attack is proving to have widespread effects. The BBC reports that Spamhaus, an anti-spam outfit, and Cyberbunker, a Web host that will host anything including spam …

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Anonymous Announces Operation Pirate Bay In Response To Police Raids

Web hosting company PRQ was raided by the police yesterday as the authorities were searching for servers containing copyrighted content. The Web host was founded by two founders of The Pirate Bay, and as such, people freaked out when The Pirate Bay also went down. As of this writing, The Pirate Bay is still down, but the staff claimed it …

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Wikileaks Finds A Friend In Anonymous With #OpFreeAssange

Wikileaks and Anonymous have been close for quite some time now. Many of the recent leaks that have come out of Wikileaks were obtained by members within Anonymous. With Julian Assange under fire at the Ecuadorian embassy, Anonymous have taken it upon themselves to back him up with their usual tactics. Computer World UK is reporting that Anonymous attacked various …

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#OpPedoChat Continues Anonymous’ War Against Online Pedophiles

One could argue that the general public doesn’t agree with the majority of Anonymous’ tactics or actions. While the group calls its DDoS attacks a digital form of civil disobedience, others call it straight up cyber terrorism. There comes a time, however, when their operations can appeal to the masses. Their latest operation – #OpPedoChat – is probably one of …

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Anonymous Launches #OpJapan Against Law That Would Imprison People Over Watching YouTube

Do you want to know the secret to getting on Anonymous’ bad side? Try passing a law that punishes people for watching YouTube videos. Japan just recently passed a law that would fine and imprison people for watching YouTube videos of copyrighted content. Once they caught wind of the news, Anonymous launched #OpJapan in protest. Anonymous launched the campaign with …

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Anonymous Takes Down KKK Web Sites In #OpBlitzkrieg

Anonymous has a plethora of Friday activities where the collective takes down a Web site associated with a particular group of people. They’ve been targeting the FBI and those associated with the agency for a while now. You may feel that those attacks were not deserved, but I think everybody can get behind this week’s target. Anonymous, as part of …

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#OpIndia Is Anonymous’ New Campaign Against Internet Censorship

Anonymous is kind of like a global Batman that uses a computer instead of batarangs to fight what they perceive as injustice. They have started up operations in various countries like China, but their newest campaign is pretty ambitious – #OpIndia. As the name implies, Anonymous is now attacking the Indian government. Why? They feel that the government is squashing …

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The Pirate Bay DDoS Attack Credited To Former Anonymous Member

Well, The Pirate Bay is back up. There still seems to be a few spotty points around the world according to Anonymous, but all in all, it’s back in good shape. Now, who was the person behind the attack and why did they do it? One person has come forward claiming responsibility. Twitter user @AnonNyre started Tweeting 19 hours ago …

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Anonymous Claims That It’s Not Behind The Pirate Bay DDoS Attack

We reported earlier today on the massive DDoS attack that was currently being lobbed at The Pirate Bay. The site has been down for quite a while now which led many people to believe that Anonymous may have been behind the attack since The Pirate Bay chastised the collective last week on Facebook. Anonymous says that they had nothing to …

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The Pirate Bay Goes Down After DDoS Attack

Now this is odd. The Pirate Bay is a priority target to almost every government and media corporation on the planet, but none of them have ever been successful in truly taking down the Web site. It would appear that somebody finally has done the impossible though – restrict access to The Pirate Bay on a global level. Speaking to …

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