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Are You Giving Hackers a Present This Holiday?

Adam Levin | Posted 12.08.2016 | Technology
Adam Levin

In October 2016, there was a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that caused serious traffic issues at major internet destinations like Amazon...

DDOS Attack Using Internet Of Things On Major Sites Is A Digital Nuclear Attack

Rob Kall | Posted 10.25.2016 | Technology
Rob Kall

This hack of some of the world's biggest websites, through interference with DNS functions, might be considered to be comparable to detonation of a digital nuclear bomb.

Facebook Outage Sparks Online Snark

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.27.2015 | Technology

Facebook and Instagram went down early Tuesday morning as a major snowstorm hit the Northeast. Reports on social media indicate that Tindr and Hipchat...

Hackers Bring Down PlayStation Network

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology

Gamers woke up to an unpleasant surprise on Sunday morning when hackers brought down Sony's PlayStation Network by way of a distributed denial-of-serv...

Suspect In Biggest Cyberattack Will Be Sent Home

AP/The Huffington Post | HAROLD HECKLE and CIARAN GILES | Posted 04.29.2013 | Technology

MADRID -- A Dutch citizen arrested in Spain on suspicion of launching what authorities have called the biggest cyberattack in Internet history is expe...

Reddit Under 'Blatantly Malicious' Attack

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.19.2013 | Technology

On Friday, Reddit was hit with a DDoS attack, or distributed denial of service attack. A DDoS attack interrupts a website's connection, making the web...

One Of The Largest Cyber Attacks Ever Is Happening Right Now

AP / The Huffington Post | By RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 05.27.2013 | Technology

LONDON (AP) — A record-breaking cyberattack targeting an anti-spam watchdog group has sent ripples of disruption coursing across the Web, experts sa...

Gerry Smith

Is Clicking A Link A Crime? Anonymous Attack Tricks Internet Users Into Participating | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.20.2012 | Technology

The hacker collective Anonymous struck again Thursday, launching its largest attack to date that temporarily brought down the websites of the Departme...

WordPress Hit With Massive Online Attack

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Blog host WordPress has been hit with the largest attack they've ever seen. According to a statement by founder Matt Mullenweg to CNET, WordPress...

Amazon DOWN After DDoS Attack Cripples Amazon, Wal-Mart, Others | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

If you've been doing some last minute Amazon holiday shopping on Wednesday evening, you've probably noticed that Amazon's web site was sluggish and, a...