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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.

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.

January 27, 2003 by

UK sites hit by SQL worm

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

February 13, 2001 by

Outage shows network insecurity

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.


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