DDoS

  • Iranian hackers target Bank of America, JPMorgan, Citi September 22, 2012

    Washington: Iranian hackers have repeatedly attacked Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase & Co and Citigroup over the past year as part of a broad cyber campaign targeting the United States, according to people familiar with the situation. The attacks, which began in late 2011 and escalated this year, have primarily been...
  • Anonymous hackers take down Samajwadi Party website August 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Anonymous India hackers targeted the official website Samajwadi Party in response to the party's Member of Parliament Ram Gopal Yadav demanding a ban on social networking websites. Yadav was participating in a debate in the Rajya Sabha on rumours triggering panic over ethnic violence in Assam that is...
  • Two Twitter outages in the span of a few hours June 22, 2012

    San Francisco: Two service outages within the course of several hours rocked microblogging platform Twitter on Thursday, as users worldwide reported significant down-time and slow service across both Twitter's website and mobile applications. Amid speculation that Twitter had been crippled by a hacker attack, the San Francisco-based company blamed the outage...
  • Hackers hit Russia's embassy in UK website September 12, 2011

    London: Russia's embassy in London said on Sunday its website crashed in a suspected hacking attack just before Prime Minister David Cameron begins the first visit by a British leader to Moscow since the 2006 killing in London of a Kremlin critic. The embassy said it had set up a "mirror"...
  • Brazil government latest victim of hacker attack June 23, 2011

    Brasilia: Hackers briefly disabled three websites belonging to the Brazilian government early on Wednesday in the latest of an international wave of cyber attacks on companies and organizations. The sites for Brazil's federal government, presidency, and tax collection agency were inaccessible to the public for about two and a half hours...
  • Website critical of Myanmar regime hacked March 14, 2011

    Bangkok: A Thailand-based news website critical of Myanmar's military government says it has been hacked by unknown attackers who posted fake articles on it. The Irrawaddy website is run by exiled Myanmar journalists. It said on its home page Sunday that it was trying to fix the problem and prevent further...
  • In the chatroom with the cyber guerrillas January 20, 2011

    Johannesburg/London: If anyone needed proof that cyber activists can create havoc in the real world, the last few weeks have provided evidence in megabytes. Rallying behind WikiLeaks, the thousands of internet activists who made headlines in December by bringing down the websites of MasterCard and Visa have been branching out. Operating under...
  • WikiLeaks backers bring down Zimbabwe sites January 1, 2011

    London: Cyber activists say they have brought down Zimbabwean government websites after the president's wife sued a newspaper for publishing a WikiLeaks cable linking her with illicit diamond trading. President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace is suing a private newspaper for $15 million for publishing details from US cables on WikiLeaks saying...
  • FutureBazaar.com attacked, down for 48 hrs December 22, 2010

    New Delhi: Future Group's plans to boost on-line sales has come across a cyber hurdle with its flagship e-commerce portal FutureBazaar being attacked and rendered dysfunctional for the last two days. Terming the hacking of www.futurebazaar.com as 'denial of service attack', FutureBazaar Chief Executive Officer Rajiv Prakash told PTI, "The website...
  • Hardware, not hackers responsible for Amazon outage December 13, 2010

    London: Amazon.com Inc's websites in Europe suffered an outage for more than half an hour on Sunday night, in what the company said was a hardware failure in its European data centre network. "The brief interruption to our European retail sites earlier today was due to hardware failure in our European...
  • Activists target Dutch website after boy arrested December 11, 2010

    London: Cyber activists attacking organizations seen as foes of WikiLeaks briefly blocked a Dutch prosecution website on Friday after a 16-year-old suspected of involvement in the campaign was arrested in the Netherlands. The activists also tried to block the website of online payment firm Moneybookers, but denied their attacks were intended...
  • Spam downloads surge among WikiLeaks supporters December 11, 2010

    London: WikiLeaks supporters on Friday downloaded increasing amounts of the spam-shooting software used to attack companies seen as hostile - a development that could challenge even Internet giants such as PayPal and Amazon.com during the crucial Christmas shopping season. US data security company Imperva says downloads of the attack program used...
  • Facebook, Twitter delete pro-WikiLeaks hackers' accounts December 10, 2010

    London: Facebook and Twitter deleted the accounts of cyber activists who targeted Visa and other Internet payment sites that sought to block the WikiLeaks website after its release of US diplomatic cables. Facebook confirmed it had removed the activists' Operation Payback site on Thursday because it was promoting a distributed denial...
  • WikiLeaks triggers the first world war on the Web December 10, 2010

    London: The website attacks launched by supporters of WikiLeaks show 21st-century cyber warfare evolving into a more amateur and anarchic affair than many predicted. While most countries have plowed much more attention and resources into cyber security in recent years, most of the debate has focused on the threat from militant...
  • Visa becomes next target for WikiLeaks backers December 9, 2010

    New York: The websites for Visa and MasterCard were inaccessible for parts of Wednesday, likely the result of attacks by WikiLeaks supporters who are angry that the credit card companies had stopped processing donations to the organization. Both MasterCard and Visa said that cardholders' accounts were not at risk and that...
  • Attack on MasterCard site a grass-roots effort December 9, 2010

    Boston: Advocates of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange quickly built a cyber army that took down MasterCard Inc's website using simple tools posted on the Web. MasterCard's website was shut down for much of the day on Wednesday as a group calling itself AnonOps organized a "Denial of Service" attack on the...