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

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

‘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

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

What SMBs can learn from WikiLeaks’ resilient network

The recent cyber attacks on WikiLeaks and the site's resiliency are a case study in Web survivability that many businesses would do well to take note of, according to Canadian security experts. In

Published on: December 10th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Cisco wireless systems flaw could expose firms to DoS attack

A vulnerability in Cisco Systems' wireless access points (AP) could expose businesses using the system to possible denial of service (DoS) attacks, a Canadian technology analyst has cautioned.An even more dangerous scenario could

Published on: August 27th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Security guard nabbed for trying to launch ‘Devil’s Day’ attack on hospital systems

The grainy video shows a bleary-eyed young man in a hoodie inside the Carrell Clinic in Dallas. As he hits the elevator button, the theme music from Mission Impossible plays in the background.

Published on: July 3rd, 2009 Robert MacMillan

My motive wasn’t criminal, says Mafiaboy

Some estimates put the financial damage caused by his online hacking spree at around $1.7 billion.But Mafiaboy reiterates that his overall motive in launching those devastating hacking attacks nine years ago were "definitely

Published on: April 22nd, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Canadian hacker ‘Mafiaboy’ seeks redemption

The Internet attack took Yahoo engineers by surprise. It came so fast and with such intensity that Yahoo, then the Web's second most-popular destination, was knocked offline for about three hours.That was on

Published on: October 17th, 2008 Robert McMillan

Denial of service hacking attack hits Church of Scientology Web site

A group of hackers calling itself "Anonymous" has hit the Church of Scientology's Web site with an online attack. The attack was launched Jan. 19 by Anonymous, which is seeking media attention to

Published on: January 28th, 2008 Robert McMillan