The Anonymous hacktivist movement is planning to launch a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) on the Internet's root DNS servers, using a Reflective DNS Amplification DDoS tool.
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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.
A technology expert has highlighted the risk posed by app servers, as the use of apps on mobile phones increases
Engineers at Auburn University in Alabama have developed a filter that could protect government, commercial and educational servers from being attacked
The operator of two of the web's root servers has warned that the net is still vulnerable to attack, through lack of infrastructure investment
"There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary" - Brendan Behan. Ypigsfly, a company describing itself as a group of seasoned veterans of the Internet network infrastructure business, has just launched Killthisbox.
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.
Update: Hewlett-Packard is one of several major UK companies and Web sites that have felt the impact of this weekend's attack by the SQL Slammer worm, also known as Sapphire
A tool that attacks an old exploit in Microsoft SQL servers and uses a combination of methods to spread is causing concern in the US
New tool attacks an old exploit in Microsoft SQL servers and uses a combination of methods to spread.
The DDoS attack on Microsoft signals the things to come--it was first such attacks to aim directly at router instead of server. The attacks will get more sophisticated and while risks can be minimize, there is no real antidote.