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Teen Arrested in UK for Xbox, PlayStation Attacks

Police in the UK, working in cooperation with the FBI, arrested an 18-year-old man Friday in connection with recent DDoS attacks on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live services.The authorities arrested the unnamed man in Southport, and he is being held on suspicion of computer crime and unauthorized access to computer material. UK officials said the man al
Publish At:2015-01-16 19:25 | Read:1736 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Hacks Web Security DDoS attack government lizard

Hacker Leaks Xbox One SDK that could let Developers make Homebrew Apps

Just a week ago on Christmas, the massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack from the notorious hacking group Lizard Squad knocked Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live offline, but as if it wasn't the end of disaster for Microsoft.This time it isn't a case of services being taken down — instead, the software develop
Publish At:2015-01-03 14:00 | Read:2286 | Comments:0 | Tags:ddos attack hacking news Lizard Squad software development k

Two 'Lizard Squad' Hackers Arrested After Christmas DDoS Attacks

A 22-year-old man linked to the notorious hacking group, Lizard Squad, that claimed responsibility for knocking Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live offline on Christmas Day was arrested by the United Kingdom police on Monday.Lizard Squad launched simultaneous Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks against the largest online
Publish At:2015-01-02 09:30 | Read:2696 | Comments:0 | Tags:cyber fraud ddos attack hacker arrested hacking group hackin

Lizard Squad vs Anonymous — 'PlayStation, Xbox and Tor Network' Attacks

It was the sad Christmas day for gamers all around the world!! A lot of people get new PlayStations and Xboxes on Christmas, but this Christmas they bought the game, popped it into the console for online gaming, and what they found? Oh Crap! I can't log on. It was the notorious hacker group "Lizard Squad" who claimed the responsibility for taking down PlaySt
Publish At:2014-12-27 11:00 | Read:3042 | Comments:0 | Tags:Anonymous Hacker ddos attack hacking Playstation Hacking Xbo

Anonymous Hacks Swedish Government in Revenge for 'Pirate Bay' Takedown

An online "hacktivist" group that calls itself Anonymous has claimed responsibility for hacking into email accounts of Swedish government in response to the seizure of world renowned The Pirate Bay website and server by Swedish police last week.Apart from Sweden government officials, the Anonymous hacktivist group also claimed to have hacked into the governm
Publish At:2014-12-17 19:10 | Read:1722 | Comments:0 | Tags:Anonymous Hacker ddos attack hacking government hacking news

“It’s not you, it’s the Internet” – Time to break up with DDoS

Lizard Squad said it best in the recent Sony PlayStation DDoS attacks, rocking the online gaming industry, and leaving players denied from logging into the gaming community. Fact: DDoS attack tools are easy to come by, and cheap to execute, and the motivations for targeting victims are endless. Myth: “I’m not susceptible to DDoS attacks, because I’m not a B
Publish At:2014-12-08 21:15 | Read:3105 | Comments:0 | Tags:Bipin Mistry Data Protection DDoS Security Threats DDoS atta

BASHLITE Malware leverages ShellShock Bug to Hijack Devices Running BusyBox

Cyber criminals are using new malware variants by exploiting GNU Bash vulnerability referred to as ShellShock (CVE-2014-6271) in order to infect embedded devices running BusyBox software, according to a researcher.A new variant of "Bashlite" malware targeting devices running BusyBox software was spotted by the researchers at Trend Micro shortly after the pub
Publish At:2014-11-17 23:20 | Read:1645 | Comments:0 | Tags:Bash vulnerability BASHLITE Busybox Software Cyber Attack dd

Reflection DDoS Attacks Using Millions of UPnP Devices on the Rise

After successful in launching reflection and amplification Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks by abusing various protocols such as DNS, NTP and SMTP, hackers are now abusing Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP) – part of the UPnP protocol standard – to target home and office devices, researchers warned.SSDP is a network protocol bas
Publish At:2014-10-17 12:10 | Read:2246 | Comments:0 | Tags:ddos attack denial-of-service attacks DNS reflection hacking

Google Public DNS Server Spoofed for SNMP based DDoS Attack

The Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is becoming more sophisticated and complex, and, according to security experts, the next DDoS vector to be concerned about is SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) amplification attacks.Yesterday afternoon, the SANS Internet Storm Center reported SNMP scans spoofed from Google’s public recursive DNS s
Publish At:2014-09-16 11:10 | Read:1746 | Comments:0 | Tags:ddos attack DNS server Google DNS hacking news IP Address Sp

Sony PlayStation Network Taken Down By DDoS Attack

It’s been a bad weekend for Sony Playstation. The entire PlayStation Network was down much of the day after a dedicated distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack by online attackers, which left the network inaccessible to users. It's possible that EVE Online and Guild Wars 2 have also been hit by the attackers. Developers on the EVE Online forums hav
Publish At:2014-08-25 21:30 | Read:2029 | Comments:0 | Tags:ddos attack Distributed Denial of Service attacks hacking Pl

Anonymous Group Takes Down Mossad's Website Over Gaza Conflict

The hacktivist group Anonymous has reportedly taken down the official website of the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad against Israel’s military incursion in Gaza, which has resulted in hundreds of civilian casualties. The government of Israel has yet to comment on the Mossad hack attack.The ‘Hacktivists’ were able to take down MossadR
Publish At:2014-08-09 16:19 | Read:2334 | Comments:0 | Tags:#OpIsrael anonymous Group Anonymous Hacker ddos attack denia

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