Wikileaks Suffers DDoS Attack, Dropped From Amazon Servers

A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is carried out in two stages. First, a virus must be spread to multiple computers using the standard methods for doing so. Once that is complete, a central control computer issues a command for all the infected computers to begin the attack. At this point, all the computers begin simultaneously requesting data from the target in large amounts. This blocks other systems from being able to communicate with the targeted server, effectively taking it offline. This is not the first time the Wikileaks has been the victim of such an attack, although they did seem to be more vulnerable this time around.


Korea trying to put cyber security on G20 agenda

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Fighting Wars in Cyberspace

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North Korea Stealing IDs for Internet Campaign

Sources inside the South Korean government suspect that North Korea has been stealing the identification numbers of South Korean citizens and employing them to spread doubt about its responsibility fo

DDoS attack turns servers into bots

Security experts have warned of a new distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that targets full on web servers rather than individual PCs.The hackers infect servers with an application and, throug

China-based DDOS attack hits Australian multinationals

A China-based distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack on a financial services company has halted internet services for several hours to some customers of Australian telco Optus.

The number of other companies affected has not been revealed, but are reported to include the publishers AAP, IDG and News Limited.


Optus confirms DDos attack

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One in 10 systems still vulnerable to Conficker

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Western Australian government websites defaced

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Cyber attacks against mine opponents in Vietnam, says Google

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