What Is Charlie Hebdo? The Cartoons that Made the French Paper Infamous

At 11:28 a.m. Wednesday local time, the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo tweeted a cartoon of ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. "Best wishes and good health," the caption read. Minutes after the tweet was published, three armed and masked gunmen stormed the paper's offices and opened fire, killing ten of its… » 1/07/15 11:00am 1/07/15 11:00am

Feuding Women Inadvertently Create Toxic Gas In the Middle of a Wal-Mart

Hey, did you hear the one about the two women fighting in a Wal-Mart? It's a real gas! No, really, that's not a punchline. Two women threw ammonia and bleach at one another and created poisonous gas in a Wall-Mart: » 10/08/11 4:35pm 10/08/11 4:35pm

Your Internet Might Be Slow Because of Bears

The NY Times has an interesting article today about how abysmally slow download speeds are in Idaho. It's pretty bad out there! And made even worse by the occasional vicious bear attack. » 9/14/11 11:20am 9/14/11 11:20am

Take a Peek at the U.S.'s Official Non-Denial Denial About the Stuxnet…

Remember Stuxnet? Iran sure does—it nearly crippled their hazily-defined nuclear program. U.S. involvement was always rumored, but never confirmed. That's still the case, even after Dep. Defense Sec. William Lynn's non-denial this week, but, I mean, come on. [BB] » 5/29/11 6:00pm 5/29/11 6:00pm

Israel's Dimona Nuclear Facility Splits Time as Cyberweapon Testing…

Stuxnet, the complex computer worm that nearly crippled Iran's still-functioning nuclear program, didn't just sprout from the ether. It was created, by Man, and was probably tested in Israel at the massive (and oft-unacknowledged) Dimona nuclear facility. » 1/16/11 2:00pm 1/16/11 2:00pm

The Official Reason AT&T Blocked 4Chan

Fresh from the Mouth of AT&T, who looks like his Lord of the Rings counterpart, is the reason AT&T blocked 4chan. It was, as suspected, blamed on a DDoS attack from that IP address. Update: 4chan's moot confirms their account: » 7/27/09 12:09pm 7/27/09 12:09pm

Why Did AT&T Block 4Chan?

It's indisputable at this point that AT&T blocked 4chanwhat's 4chan, you ask?—the cesspool that has spawned some of the internet's greatest memes, like LOLCATs. We hear it's because of a massive DDoS attack emanating from that IP address. » 7/27/09 8:59am 7/27/09 8:59am

Pirate Bay Under Attack, DDoS Style

I just noticed that tons of commenters on our latest Pirate Bay trial update were saying that the site was down, and sure enough, others are reporting that the Bay is indeed under attack. Reuven at Sys-Con.tv is saying it's an orchestrated DDoS assault, and that the culprit may have hijacked a botnet to make it… » 3/02/09 8:03pm 3/02/09 8:03pm