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Parts of Wikipedia offline after 'malicious' attack

Sep 07, 2019 - 6:11 PM

Wikimedia says the breach threatened 'everyone's fundamental rights to freely access and share information'

Telegram hit by cyberattack, CEO points to HK protests, China

Jun 13, 2019 - 1:24 PM

Telegram suffers through a 'powerful' distributed denial of service attack

TELEGRAM. An illustration picture taken through a magnifying glass on April 17, 2018 in Moscow shows the icon of the popular messaging app Telegram on a smart phone screen. Photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

Cyberattack vs alternative media traced to PH-based attacker

Mar 30, 2019 - 4:16 PM

The attacker is Philippine-based, is likely a native Mandarin speaker, and uses the Telegram name 'P4p3r,' says a report by Swedish nonprofit Qurium

Alternative media groups file civil case amid cyberattacks

Mar 29, 2019 - 6:53 PM

'The magnitude, scope, and scale of the cyberattacks suggest that they were targeted, deliberate, and organized,' the complaint reads

NUJP website latest target of 'coordinated campaign' vs critical news

Feb 13, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Attacks continue after earlier hits on Bulatlat, Kodao Productions, and Pinoy Weekly

Altermidya 'strongly condemns' DDoS attacks against member sites

Feb 08, 2019 - 2:55 PM

Altermidya Network says it will not cower despite the attacks, remaining committed to reporting 'the truths that need urgent telling'

Multi-nation operation takes down cyber-crime website behind 4 million attacks

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:49 PM

(UPDATED) Britain's National Crime Agency says 'authorities in 5 countries including the Netherlands, Serbia, Croatia and Canada, with support from Police Scotland and Europol, targeted 6 members of the crime group behind webstresser.org'

SECURITY. File photo show people work at computers during the 10th International Cybersecurity Forum in Lille, France last January 23, 2018. Photo by Philippe Huguen / AFP

World's largest DDoS attack now at 1.7 Tbps

Mar 08, 2018 - 8:15 PM

DDoS mitigation service Arbor Networks reports a 1.7 Tbps DDoS attack that took advantage of the same tactic as the GitHub attack

GitHub down only less than 10 minutes after world's largest DDoS attack

Mar 03, 2018 - 8:53 AM

The DDoS attack took advantage of unprotected memcached servers meant to speed up networks, using that power to amplify the data sent to GitHub 50 times over

Vera Files reports cyberattack after publishing story critical of Duterte

Jan 23, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Ellen Tordesillas of Vera Files says their website went down approximately 30 minutes after a story critical of President Rodrigo Duterte went online on their site

Top World of Warcraft guild says member DDoSed teammates to nab raiding spot

Dec 12, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Officers from Limit say Adois digitally brought down teammates to get a spot in the raid group's attempts to clear World of Warcraft's latest Mythic Raid, Antorus

ARGUS THE UNMAKER. Raid groups are working to defeat the Mythic-level version of Argus to become the world-first guild to defeat him. Image from World of Warcraft website

Huge cyber attack disrupts internet in Liberia

Nov 04, 2016 - 11:24 PM

The hackers take control of internet of things devices such as CCTV cameras or digital video recorders plugged in to offices and homes worldwide to direct the massive distributed denial of service DDoS attack

Moscow confirms ministry website attack after US hacker claim

Oct 24, 2016 - 10:20 AM

A hacker who calls himself The Jester claims to have dealt the cyber attack accusing Russia of being behind the attacks on Twitter Netflix and other major sites late last week

HACKTIVIST. The hacker who goes by the name 'The Jester' defaces a Russian government website, saying that the country had been behind a recent string of cyber attacks

Alleged heads of Israeli DDoS attack service arrested

Sep 12, 2016 - 6:45 PM

The two alleged heads of vDOS 18 year olds Itay Huri and Yarden Bidani earn about 600 000 in two years of operating vDOS

DDoS attacks more than double compared to last year – Akamai

Jun 07, 2016 - 6:25 PM

Akamai reports a 125 increase in total DDoS attacks compared to the first quarter of 2015 with the increase driven largely by repeat attacks on customers

AKAMAI'S REPORT. Akamai releases an inforgraphic and executive of its upcoming State of the Internet report on security issues for Q1 2016. Screen shot from Akamai infographic.

Google speeds news to smartphones, challenging Facebook

Feb 25, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The Accelerated Mobile Pages AMP project lets mobile device users load articles quickly

epa05072574 Indian students pose next to the google Log prior to a Q&A with the Google Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sundar Pichai, in New Delhi, India 17 December 2015. Sundar Pichai attended a candid chat session with students from various colleges and schools to share his experiences during which he said India has a strong educational system. EPA/RAJAT GUPTA

Malware on CCTV cameras poses potential security risk

Oct 26, 2015 - 3:52 PM

Security firm Incapsula in trying to solve a DDoS attack case finds malware on closed circuit television cameras to be part of the problem

Sony's PlayStation Network resumes operations

Aug 25, 2014 - 1:04 PM

UPDATED Sony announces that the PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network are back up

PSN DOWN. Screenshot from Sony Australia website.