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March 17, 2014  2:49 AM

KrebsOnSecurity hit with massive WordPress pingback attack



Posted by: Ken Harthun
DDoS, Denial of Service, Pingback XML-RPC, Security, WordPress

In a March 14, 2014 blog post, Brian Krebs revealed that his site, KrebsOnSecurity, which runs on WordPress, was hit by a DDoS attack:

On Wednesday, KrebsOnSecurity was hit with a fairly large attack...

April 9, 2013  1:44 AM

Could my client’s server be part of the Spamhaus DDoS attack?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, DDoS, Denial of Service, DNS amplification, DNS reflection, Security, Security management, Vulnerabilities

In the wake of what is reported to be the


March 30, 2013  3:01 PM

Spamhaus target of massive DDoS attack



Posted by: Ken Harthun
DDoS, Denial of Service, DNS amplification, DNS reflection, Secure Computing, Security

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March 18, 2013  1:22 PM

Security blogger Brian Krebs targeted by cybercriminals



Posted by: Ken Harthun
DDoS, Denial of Service, Krebs on Security, Security

Anyone who knows anything about security researchers and bloggers knows of Brian Krebs and his blog, KrebsOnSecurity.com; nevertheless, here's some background in case you're wondering:

Brian Krebs worked as a reporter for The Washington Post...


December 12, 2010  3:04 PM

InfoWar: Cyber Hactivist Group Anonymous Attacks WikiLeaks’ Founder’s Swedish Prosecutors



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Botnet, Cyber warfare, DDoS, Hacking, Infowar, IRC bot, WikiLeaks

The Hacktivist group, Anonymous, has targeted WikiLeaks' founder, Julian Assange's Swedish prosecutors among other targets that have taken action against WikiLeaks. This is all a part of "Operation: Payback" which has now expanded into "Operation Avenge Assange."  This poster has been being passed...


September 30, 2010  6:22 PM

Breaking News: PandaLabs Publishes Interview with “Anonymous” Group Behind Operation Payback



Posted by: Ken Harthun
anti-piracy laws, cyber security, DDoS, Hacking, RIAA

PandaLabs has just published an exclusive Q&A with the leaders of the “Anonymous” group responsible for the anti-piracy motivated attacks against the Motion Picture Association of...


August 11, 2009  2:22 AM

Twitter Attack: Whodunit and How? Whonose?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Attack Surface, DDoS, Denial of Service, Security, Twitter Attack

Speculation abounds over who was responsible for the DDoS attacks that affected Twitter--and to a lesser degree, Facebook and LiveJournal--this past Thursday. Various sources, including CNN and


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