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UK Man Gets Two Years in Jail for Running ‘Titanium Stresser’ Attack-for-Hire Service

A 20-year-old man from the United Kingdom was sentenced to two years in prison today after admitting to operating and selling access to “Titanium Stresser,” a simple-to-use service that let paying customers launch crippling online attacks against Web sites and individual Internet users. Adam Mudd of Hertfordshire, U.K. admitted to three counts of
Publish At:2017-04-25 21:50 | Read:2559 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other booter service Eastern Region Special Operations Unit

Tumblr Restores Service Following DDoS Attack

Tumblr is back up and running following a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that took the social media platform down for several hours.At approximately 15:15 EST on 22 December, online status tools reported the website was down. Tumblr confirmed as much on Twitter, saying some of its users were “experiencing latency affecting the dashboard.&#
Publish At:2016-12-23 18:20 | Read:7807 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News DDoS Holiday Lizard Squad Tumblr DDOS

Ne’er-Do-Well News and Cyber Justice

Way back in the last millennium when I was a lowly copy aide at The Washington Post, I pitched the Metro Section editor on an idea for new column: “And the Good News Is…” The editor laughed me out of her office. But I still think it’s a decent idea — particularly in the context of cybersecurity — to periodically highlight
Publish At:2016-11-04 12:15 | Read:2971 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other A Whole Lot of Nothing LLC Adam Mudd Dridex Dyre Lizar

Are the Days of “Booter” Services Numbered?

It may soon become easier for Internet service providers to anticipate and block certain types of online assaults launched by Web-based attack-for-hire services known as “booter” or “stresser” services, new research released today suggests. The findings come from researchers in Germany who’ve been studying patterns that emerge w
Publish At:2016-10-27 20:50 | Read:4498 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other AmpPot booter bulletproof hosting Christian Rossow Clo

Authorities arrested 2 teenagers suspected to be members of Lizard Squad

A joint operation of international law enforcement agencies allowed the arrest of suspected Lizard Squad Hackers in the US and Netherlands. Law enforcement in the US and in the Netherlands have arrested last month two teenagers suspected of being members of the dreaded hacking groups Lizard Squad and PoodleCorp. Both hacking teams are known for powerful DDoS
Publish At:2016-10-07 08:25 | Read:3453 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Hacking Cybercrime DDoS DDoS-as-a-service Lizard

Feds Charge Two In Lizard Squad Investigation

The U.S. Justice Department has charged two 19-year-old men alleged to be core members of the hacking groups Lizard Squad and PoodleCorp. The pair are charged with credit card theft and operating so-called “booter”or “stresser” services that allowed paying customers to launch powerful attacks designed to knock Web sites offline. The P
Publish At:2016-10-06 22:25 | Read:3107 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Bradley Jan Willem Van Rooy Lizard Squad pein PoodleCo

How a Massive 540 Gb/sec DDoS Attack Failed to Spoil the Rio Olympics

On 21 August, 2016, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) held the closing ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Hopefully, the celebration symbolized the close of a memorable fortnight during which athletes and spectators alike didn’t get hacked and evaded the traps of computer criminals. Hacking a
Publish At:2016-09-06 01:40 | Read:3822 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security Featured Articles DDoS GRE IoT Lizard Squad L

A flaw in the D-LINK WI-FI camera affects more than 120 products

A vulnerability in the firmware running on many D-Link products allows attackers to take over cameras and other 120 products. A month ago, the Senrio research team discovered and exploited a remote code execution vulnerability in the latest firmware of the D-Link DCS-930L Network Cloud Camera. The vulnerability allows code injection which lets the attackers
Publish At:2016-07-08 17:05 | Read:2536 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking D-Link D-Link DCS-930L DDoS Internet o

LizardStresser botnet is using IoT in recent 400Gbps DDoS Attack

The Lizardsquad’s botnet known as LizardStresser is now leveraging on Internet of Things devices, latest waves of DDoS attack reached 400Gbps. The Lizardstresser DDoS botnet has been increasing in popularity throughout 2016 and is being used increasingly to target the Internet of Things. Arbor Networks reported in their blog, a marked increase since the star
Publish At:2016-07-02 14:30 | Read:3007 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking DDoS Internet of Things Io

Is Play Station Network under attack? Users reported issues

The Phantom Squad started the attacks on the PlayStation Network and the EA (Electronic Arts) as announced a few days ago. Last year hackers belonging to the hacking group of the Lizard Squad tool down at Christmas the online networks of both Microsoft Xbox Live and PlayStation network (PSN) highlighting security issues affect
Publish At:2015-12-25 20:45 | Read:2823 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Hacking Breaking News Microsoft PlayStation Netw

Phantom Squad plans to hack PSN and Xbox, SkidNP hacks its website

The hacking crew Phantom Squad announced a severe attack on PSN and Xbox Live networks, but SkidNP group defaced its website. A few days ago a group of hackers dubbed Phantom Squad announced that it will take down the Xbox Live and PlayStation Network platforms during the upcoming Christmas holidays, emulating the clamorous at
Publish At:2015-12-20 14:10 | Read:3640 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Hacking Breaking News Microsoft PlayStation Netw

Phantom Squad Hacker Group Takes Down Xbox Live

The hacker group Phantom Squad has recently claimed responsibility for an alleged attack that caused problems for Xbox Live users.Earlier this month, Phantom Squad announced that they intended to take down Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live gaming platforms for one week beginning on Christmas Day.“We are going to shut down Xbox
Publish At:2015-12-19 00:10 | Read:3733 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News DDoS Hacker Lizard Squad Phantom Squad

Phantom Squad wants to take down Playstation network and Xbox Live on Christmas

Playstation network and Xbox Live risk to be taken down on Christmas by an anonymous group of hackers known as the Phantom Squad. If you remember, last Christmas, both PlayStation network and Xbox Live were took down by hackers belonging to the group of hackers known as Lizard Squad. It looks like this year this new traditio
Publish At:2015-12-17 13:50 | Read:2994 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Hacking Breaking News Microsoft PlayStation Netw

#CyberChoices – How Parents Can Dissuade Their Children from Becoming Online Criminals

Computer crime is a persistent challenge in the digital age, yet our collective understanding of it is skewed. Many would like to believe that people associated with criminal organizations or state-sponsored hacker collectives are the only people capable of devious behavior online. That is simply not the case.Individuals can perpetuate computer crime by not
Publish At:2015-12-11 11:20 | Read:2061 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Security Awareness #CyberChoices CREST Cyb

FCC fines Cox for falling for Lizard Squad scam, exposing customer data

What's the cost of giving up customers' information because of weak information security practices? For Cox Communications, the answer is a half-million dollar fine and having the Federal Communications Commission watching its every information security move for the next seven years. The FCC's Enforcement Bureau and cable and broadband Internet provider Cox
Publish At:2015-11-06 18:35 | Read:3925 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & Disorder Risk Assessment Cox communications FCC lizard

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