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September 16, 2011 by

DDoS risk plagues accidental ISPs

Mobile telcos that became "accidental" internet service providers (ISPs) through the rise of mobile broadband are more at risk of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks than fixed broadband providers, according to Arbor Networks Asia Pacific solutions architect Roland Dobbins.

August 29, 2011 by

Google's a DDoS tool: security tester

A security penetration tester at Italian security firm AIR Sicurezza Informatica has claimed that flaws exist in Google's servers that will allow would-be hackers to exploit the search giant's bandwidth and launch a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on a server of their choosing.

December 20, 2010 by

Government to review access to internet porn

The communications minister will be meeting with major UK ISPs in 2011 to discuss measures for restricting underage access to adult material, including the proposal that internet providers block all porn by default

October 26, 2010 by

Dutch police take down Bredolab botnet

Authorities in the Netherlands have arrested the suspected mastermind and seized the servers behind the malware-spamming botnet, which was built in layers 'like an onion' for protection

September 4, 2009 by

Interception overhaul may OK ISP spying

The Federal Government is planning a radical overhaul of telecommunications interception rules, which has some concerned it may be used to force internet service providers (ISP) to inspect customers' online activities.

November 6, 2005 by

ISPs recruited by government to kill zombies

Five Internet Service Providers have been recruited by the government to hunt down virus-infected computers used to send spam or launch DDoS attacks from Australia. The Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Helen Coonan launched the Australian Internet Security Initiative (AISI) on Monday, which is being run on a three-month trial basis by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

November 1, 2005 by

British teen in court over 'e-mail bomb' charges

A teenager accused of unleashing an "e-mail bomb" on his former employer will appear in court on Tuesday in what will be a test case for the UK's Computer Misuse Act.British police accuse the youth of sending 5 million e-mails to the company he used to work for.


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