Ubisoft apologizes to users affected by 'always on' DRM

Ubisoft has "apologized" for downtime experienced by legitimate owners of their games that include "always on" DRM by offering free games to those affected.The publisher first made

Estonian DDoS revenge worm crafter jailed

An Estonian virus writer has been jailed for two and a half years for creating a Windows worm family that launched denial of service attacks on the websites of a local insurance firm and ISP.Artur Boi

Three arms of cyber security being introduced

Singapore: New programmes to boost Singapore's internet security against cyber threats are set to roll out with the target set on the public, private and people sectors.This includes an Industry Code

Web24 hit by DDoS attack

Web hosting firm Web24 was hit by a prolonged distributed denial-of-service attack late last that allegedly caused some connection issues for users of the Vocus network in Melbourne.The attack started

Google and the Intruders in the China Shop

By   Waleed Al-ShobakkyScience Journalist - QatarWeb security is too important to be left to Web firms -- or at least so thinks Google.Back in the day when computers were just computers, rog

Paymate Experiences DDoS Attack, No Risk to Customer Data

Online payment service Paymate is down due to a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack. The company's Vice President of Sales and Marketing Greg Quinn told AuctionBytes the site has been down since early yesterday morning, and at no time during the disruption has any user data or information of any kind been at risk.


TechCrunch: We Were Hacked

At around 1:30 AM ET last night, Michael Arrington's TechCrunch went down. The content of the tech blog was replaced with links to adult content--though reportedly contained no malware. TechCrunch's a

Chinese Human Rights Sites Hit by DDoS Attack

Five Web sites run by Chinese human rights activists were attacked by hackers over the weekend, as a separate row continued between Google and China over political cyberattacks.The Web site of Chinese

Denial-of-Service Attack Intensity Grows

The information comes from network security firm Arbor Networks' annual Infrastructure Security Report. The fifth annual report is available here, although registration is required.In 2009, peak susta

Baidu.com sues U.S. domain registrar over hacking

Updated January 20 at 1:15 p.m. PST with comment from Register.com.Leading Chinese search engine Baidu.com has filed a lawsuit that blames a U.S.-based Internet domain registrar for allegedly allowing