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April 22, 2010 by

Attack of the Opt-In Botnets

What's more devastating than a DDoS attack launched by a botnet? In some cases, that's the DDoS attack launched by the "opt-in botnet" aggregated through a crowdsourcing campaign.

March 19, 2010 by

The current state of the crimeware threat - Q&A

What's the current state of the crimeware threat? Just how vibrant is the underground marketplace when it comes to crimeware? What are ISPs doing, and should ISPs be doing to solve the problem? Does taking down a cybercrime-friendly ISP has any long term effect?

March 3, 2010 by

Defence ordered telcos to block Titstorm

The Department of Defence has admitted that it ordered telcos to block a range of internet protocol addresses to ward off the recent "Operation Titstorm" distributed denial-of-service attacks.

June 28, 2009

Constricted Internet Connections

The MJ event and the Iranian and Chinese governments' choke-holds on its citizen's Internet connections demonstrate in two different ways how vulnerable network endpoint access really is for the entire world's Internet users. The death of a single individual managed to do in some measure worldwide what paranoid governments attempt to achieve within their own borders.

April 13, 2006 by

Disturbing developments in DDoS attacks

I had a chat yesterday with someone who is on the front lines in the fight against cyber-extortion. Barrett Lyon is an expert on building the infrastructure and defenses to survive Distributed Denial of Service attacks.


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