EasyDNS aims to solve denial of service attack failures

Toronto-based Web hosting firm EasyDNS Technologies Inc. said yesterday it has solved the problem of Web sites suffering downtime as a result of domain name server (DNS) failure.With a new product called Proactive

Published on: December 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Experts warn of new Dirt Jumper botnet that crippled Krebs site

The baddies behind the Dirt Jumper malware have unleashed a new threat called Pandora and even cybersecurity experts like Brian Krebs aren't immune to variations of the nasty botnet, a U.S. security firm

Published on: August 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

CloudFlare opens new data centre to grease pipes on Canadian Web traffic

Content delivery network CloudFlare announced the opening of its first Canadian data centre in Toronto yesterday, placed to address the growing amount of Web traffic seen originating from Canada.CloudFlare offers Web site performance

Published on: July 31st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Virgin Media taken offline by Pirate Bay Web attack

Virgin Media suffered a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on its website at the hands of The Pirate Bay supporters yesterday.The Virgin Media website was taken down during the DDoS attack, which

Published on: May 9th, 2012 Anh Nguyen

Express IT: NDP attack response shows that no one understands computers

At last weekend's NDP leadership convention, the party wanted the media to focus on the future prospects of the federal political party, but instead media was trying to understand an IT problem.The party

Published on: March 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Cyber attack on NDP leadership vote was ‘orchestrated, professional’ hit

A botnet involving over 10,000 computer IP addresses was the culprit of an “orchestrated, professional” DDoS attack that caused voting delays in last weekend's NDP leadership election, according to the company that ran

Published on: March 27th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Anonymous

Organizations that look to protect themselves against attacks launched by the Anonymous hacktivist collective should make sure that their Web applications are secure before deploying anti-DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) solutions, says security firm Imperva

Published on: February 27th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Year’s largest denial of service attack identified

A week-long DDoS attack that launched a flood of traffic at an Asian e-commerce company in early November was the biggest such incident so far this year, according to Prolexic, a company that

Published on: November 25th, 2011 Lucian Constantin

‘All Hell breaks loose’ when DDoS attacks strike, Toronto victim says

Pagers start buzzing, Tweets start flooding the screen, phones start ringing and every other incoming information sensor starts blinking – that's how Mark Jeftovic knows his Toronto-based domain name server service is being

Published on: November 21st, 2011 Brian Jackson

All dot-com Web sites get security upgrade with DNSSEC

Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) were switched on for .com domain names late last week, in a final stage of one of the biggest security upgrades the Internet has seen. DNSSEC extends

Published on: April 6th, 2011 Keir Thomas

Anonymous ‘warring with God’ says hacked church

A Twitter message from Monday suggests that a self-proclaimed "hacktivist" using the handle The Jester may have been responsible for knocking the controversial Westboro Baptist Church offline . In the message , the

Published on: February 24th, 2011 Jaikumar Vijayan

Operation: Payback attacks can be tracked down

People using a tool to conduct distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks against other websites in support of WikiLeaks can easily be traced, according to computer security researchers.Thousands of people have downloaded the "Low Orbit

Published on: December 14th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk

‘Rogue’ smartphones could be used to launch DDoS attacks, warns RIM exec

BlackBerry and smartphone security in general hasn't garnered much attention or concern over the past few years--at least from a consumer, or user, perspective; enterprises have been invested in mobile device security since

Published on: November 20th, 2009 Al Sacco

Botted out – Bot menace grows as DDoS attack costs drop

Security researchers say the cost of criminal services such as distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks has dropped in recent months. The reason? Market economics. "The barriers to entry in that marketplace

Published on: October 16th, 2009 Robert McMillan and Joaquim P. Menezes