Participating in Anonymous DDoS Attack for One Minute = $183,000 Fine

Eric Rosol is not a big-time hacker. However, the Wisconsin man did participate in the 2011 distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that Anonymous unleashed on Koch Industries—for one whole minute. And for that one minute of his life, a judge just decided, Rosol must pay a $183,000 fine. » 12/11/13 1:03pm 12/11/13 1:03pm

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

The Future of Civil Disobedience Online

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Familiar political tools like petitions, fundraisers, mass letter-writing, call-in campaigns now have online equivalents. But what about protest tactics like street marches, picket lines, sit-ins, and occupations? Where is the room on the internet for civil disobedience? » 6/17/13 1:18pm 6/17/13 1:18pm

Botnet Warlord: Meet the Man Who Will Kill Your Computer

You can blow away any website in the world if you try hard. Throw enough traffic at a server on the internet—friendly or otherwise—and it'll buckle. For most these attacks are a headache, but here's one man who makes a sport (and money) out of swarming his enemies online. » 4/09/13 12:00pm 4/09/13 12:00pm

Wikileaks Is Getting Pummeled By Unknown Attackers

Wikileaks, the Internet's top platform for exposing secrets of all varieties, is reporting that it's been under serious attack for the better part of a week. This extended DDoS is still coming in strong, and has brought the site to its knees. » 8/12/12 2:00pm 8/12/12 2:00pm

Anonymous Just Deleted CBS.com and Took Down Universal

Taking a shorter break than their last vacation, Anonymous is back at it already. Reports are coming in that they had completely knocked out CBS.com and are continuing their revenge spree. The CBS takedown wasn't your regular DDoS attack because if you went to CBS.com at the time Anon attacked it, there was nothing… » 1/22/12 1:00pm 1/22/12 1:00pm

PayPal Fights Back By Giving 1,000 Anonymous IPs to the FBI

Looks like it's PayPal's turn in this volley. After Anonymous started an anti-PayPal campaign last week in response to all the recent arrests, PayPal has come back with what they believe are the IP addresses of those responsible for last year's DDoS attacks on their servers. » 7/31/11 11:00am 7/31/11 11:00am

Is This the LulzSec/Anon Warrior's Handbook?

Operation AntiSec is in action, having taken down the UK's organized crime investigatory wing and claiming a seizure of the entire 2011 UK Census. So how are they doing it? Possibly with this hacker handbook, provided by Anon: » 6/21/11 2:08pm 6/21/11 2:08pm