This Map Shows the DDoS Attacks Happening Across the World Right Now

Yesterday, Google announced Project Shield, a suite of free tools to help small websites stay online during DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks. To accompany it, Google has also made available a live map of DDoS attacks which shows when and where they're happening. » 10/22/13 5:30am 10/22/13 5:30am

This Guy Got Swallowed By A Hippo And Survived

Look, a lot of people have crazy life stories to tell. They bought a used car formerly owned by Bob Saget or they were on a camping trip, peeing behind a tree when a bear walked by. Quality stories all. But this South African tour guide was, and I can't emphasize this enough, actually in the mouth of a hippopotamus.… » 5/05/13 9:00am 5/05/13 9:00am

McAfee: IE Security Flaw to Blame for Attack on Google and Others

Remember those cyber attacks on several companies which somehow led to Google refusing to continue censoring searches in China? According to antivirus maker McAfee, Internet Explorer security flaws are one of the key culprits for what's now called "Operation Aurora." » 1/15/10 2:00am 1/15/10 2:00am

US Military Hackers Could Pwn Enemies Using Real Bombs, Missiles

We knew that the Air Force Cyber Command is supposed to fight against enemy computer attacks using their skillz, computer programs, and massive PlayStation 3s networks. Now Christian Lowe at Defense Tech reveals that, if they can't stop the attacks using a terminal, the US military hackers can actually order a cruise… » 6/13/08 6:24am 6/13/08 6:24am

CD Fanboys Are Ready to Kick Ass, Slice Sausage

When most of us look at this Russian group CD-ROM cult, we're silently relieved that the Cold War is over. I mean, how does one defend against assailants armored with the best hits of the 80s, 90s and today? Your only real defense is to make friends over a bottle of wine and some cured meats. Hit the jump for a photo… » 10/29/07 10:53am 10/29/07 10:53am