DDoS

net neutrality

Ajit Pai Says He Had Doubts About Fake DDoS Attack, But Didn’t Say Anything

The chairman stumbled through questions about the nonexistent attack on the net neutrality comment system during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.16.18
DDoS

Lawmakers Want to Know Why Ajit Pai Made Up DDOS Attack, Lied to Congress

FCC boss Ajit Pai finds himself in hot water over the attack that wasn’t.
Karl Bode
8.14.18
Cut Off

UK Cops Tried ‘DDoS-Style’ Tactics on Drug Dealers’ Phones

The technique likely wasn’t a literal DDoS, and instead telcos cutting off certain phones. But the end result was the same—drug dealers can’t communicate.
Joseph Cox
3.6.18
Internet Insecurity

The Hackers Behind Some of the Biggest DDoS Attacks in History Plead Guilty

Three men plead guilty to being the creators and operators of the Mirai botnet.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.13.17
bitcoin gold

Bitcoin Gold's Website Was DDoS'd Into Oblivion Immediately After the Fork

Bitcoin Gold's debut has some quirks.
Jordan Pearson
10.24.17
getting pwned

Cloudflare CEO: DDoS Attacks Will Now Be ‘Something You Only Read About In The History Books’

Starting today, Cloudflare is making protection against DDoS attacks free, regardless of how bad they are.
Louise Matsakis
9.25.17
Unable to Connect

Someone Appears to Be DDoSing the Dark Web Version of The Daily Stormer

"I don't really care about either side," the alleged attacker told Motherboard in an online chat.
Joseph Cox
8.15.17
bancor

The Ethereum Network Is DDoS-ing Itself

The network experienced huge delays following its largest ever crowd sale, leaving some to wonder if there’s a better way.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.15.17
The internet of hackable things

Police Have Arrested a Suspect in a Massive ‘Internet of Things’ Attack

European police suspect a 29-year-old man of keeping one million people offline. They might have found the person behind the notorious hacker known as BestBuy.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.23.17
uk

Hacker Says He Attempted to Extort UK Bank Lloyds With DDoS

Several outlets reported that a DDoS was responsible for outages of Lloyds' online banking platform earlier this month.
Joseph Cox
1.23.17
Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Website Saw Over 100 DDoS Attacks in Seven Months

In the last year, blacklivesmatter.com has seen a spate of cyber attacks with thousands of zombie machines.
Justin Ling
12.14.16
News

Internet of Things Hackers Target Anti-Spam Service—And Fails To Take It Down

The hacker who’s been claiming a monopolistic control over the Mirai botnet tried to take down the well-known anti-spam Spamhaus.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.14.16