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Google Shield Protects Web From DDoS Attacks
2013-10-22 10:36:29

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Further supporting their ideals of openness and free expression, Google has launched a service to protect web from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks which aim to bring down politically-minded websites. Project Shield acts as a protective barrier around these websites to prevent the rapid pinging of a DDoS attack. The online defense is a product from the Google Ideas team, a department of the search giant, which aims to...

China Blames 'Denial of Service' Attack For Crashing Internet
2013-08-26 12:38:27

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Chinese government is blaming the largest denial-of-service (DoS) attack it has ever received for bringing down part of its Internet. The attackers disrupted service to many sites with the .cn domain shortly after 2 a.m. local time. A second, more intense attack was launched against the Chinese Internet two hours later. According to a PCWorld report, the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) issued an apology during...

LulzSec Hackers Plead Guilty
2012-06-26 07:25:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Two British hackers linked to the notorious hacking collective LulzSec plead guilty Monday to a number of cybercrimes, finally bringing justice to those who thought it fun to attack and humiliate large companies and governments. These 2 youths, 20 year old Ryan Cleary and 19 year old Jake Davis, pleaded guilty to conspiring with other LulzSec hackers to attack government, media and law enforcement websites last year. For instance, LulzSec admitted to...

2011-07-28 00:01:02

Company believes attack indicates escalating magnitude of attacks in next 6-8 months. Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) July 27, 2011 Prolexic Technologies, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation services, today announced it successfully mitigated another major DDoS attack of unprecedented size in terms of packet-per-second volume. Prolexic cautions that global organizations should consider the attack an early warning of the escalating magnitude of similar DDoS threats...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.