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Anonymous DDoS Campaign Fizzles - On To Faxing

December 14, 2010 Added by:Headlines

With maintaining the DDoS attacks proving to be too much for the group, they are now focusing their efforts on mass faxing. The new strategy could cost corporations hundreds of dollars in toner and paper, and put some companies at risk of financial failure if it continues for several decades or more...

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National Press Club Book Launch: "Surviving Cyberwar"

December 13, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Richard Stiennon, cyber security expert and industry analyst, will be presenting at his book launch for "Surviving Cyberwar". Stiennon has presented on cyber threats and cyber defense in twenty-eight countries on six continents. His blog, ThreatChaos is syndicated on Forbes and Infosec Island...

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Senators Propose Security Bill in Response to DDoS Attacks

December 12, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Senator Tom Carpenter has proposed legislation in reaction to the denial of service attacks that have been targeting websites in the wake of the WikiLeaks disclosures. The bill will seek to centralize command and control operations within the White House, and further public and private cooperation...

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Operation Payback Spokesman Leaves Name in PR Meta Data

December 11, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The rogue hacker group Anonymous, which has been making headlines for their repeated DDoS attacks dubbed Operation Payback, issued a press release. The most interesting piece of information int the release, though, was the name of the text's author, which was present in the PDF's meta data...

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Moneybookers Now Targeted by DDoS Attacks

December 10, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Moneybookers, the online payment company who ended their business relationship with WikiLeaks in August, is now the subject of distributed denial of service attacks by WikiLeaks sympathizers...

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Operation Payback Launches DDoS Attack on Amazon

December 09, 2010 Added by:Headlines

According to a Tweet alleged to be from Operation Payback, the pro-WikiLeaks group has launched a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) on Amazon.com in retaliation for Amazon canceling hosting services for WikiLeaks last week...

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WikiLeaks Denial of Service Wars Continue to Escalate

December 08, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Of note is the attack against website of Senator Joe Lieberman, who may have helped oust WikiLeaks from the protection Amazon servers offered, and the political action committee website of Sarah Palin after she issued statements that WikiLeaks' Julian Assange should be hunted like a terrorist. ..

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Operation Payback and 4chan Hit MasterCard - Twitter Is Next

December 08, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The hacker social network 4chan and Operation Payback are engaged in a flurry of DDoS in retaliation for any actions they deem intended to limit WikiLeaks operations. MasterCard is being targeted today, and a message on the 4chan forums indicates that the next target is Twitter...

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Bank Site Hit With DDoS Attack for Freezing WikiLinks Account

December 07, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Operation Payback, the rogue hacker network fighting stricter copyright laws, has launched a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) against the Swiss bank PostFinance. The attacks are in retaliation for the bank having frozen the main defense fund account for WikiLeaks' Julian Assange...

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Operation Payback Launched DoS on PayPal Blog

December 05, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The international coalition of hackers know as Anonymous stated their intention to engage in DoS attacks against the blog of online interchange service PayPal. PayPal had announced it was suspending the fund-raising account of WikiLeaks for violation of the Acceptable Use Policy..

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WikiLeaks Loses Their Domain Names

December 03, 2010 Added by:Headlines

WikiLeaks lost the domain names Wikileaks.org and Cablegate.org, limiting access to the whistleblower website using the alphabetical web addresses. Amazon announced Wednesday they would no longer host the websites, but denies that it was because of pressure applied by Senator Joe Lieberman...

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Did WikiLeaks Hacker The Jester Pull Police Raid Hoax?

December 02, 2010 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

The Jester was angry enough with militants recruiting for jihad and about the WikiLeaks disclosures to launch a DoS attacks on their sites, so why was he not very peeved about an impostor using his name to scam money? The logical conclusion might be that The Jester himself is the hoaxer...

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Amazon Boots WikiLeaks After Relentless Attacks

December 01, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The Associated Press is reporting that Amazon has ceased hosting the beleaguered WikiLeaks after relentless denial of service (DoS) attacks against the whistleblower website...

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Hacker "The Jester" Reports Raid By Law Enforcement

December 01, 2010 Added by:Headlines

There are unconfirmed reports that infamous anti-jihadi hacker The Jester (th3j35t3r), who earlier this week claimed responsibility for a denial of service attack that temporarily disabled the WikiLeaks website, was the subject of a search and equipment seizure by law enforcement...

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WikiLeaks Suffers a Second More Powerful DoS Attack

November 30, 2010 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

The WikiLeaks Twitter account displays the messages, "We are currently under another DDoS attack," and "DDoS attack now exceeding 10 Gigabits a second," which dwarfs the 2-4 Gbps attack perpetrated by self-proclaimed "patriot hacker" known only as The Jester (th3j35t3r)...

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Denial of Service Attacks Remain Popular Tactic

November 18, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Denial of Service (DoS) has often been used to as a tool send a message to the subjects of the attacks, and recent events indicate the use of the tactic to strategically promote the agendas of one group over those of another is on the upswing...

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