DDoS Attack in March Likely N.Korean Work, Says McAfee

By Martyn Williams, IDG News

The cyber attacks that paralyzed a handful of major South Korean websites earlier this year were almost certainly carried out by North Korea or parties allied with the country, computer security company McAfee said Tuesday in a report.

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Anonymous launches DDoS attacks against Sony

Group of hacker Anonymous, known for its WikiLeaks-related attacks last year, has been launching attacks against Sony-branded Websites to protest Sony's legal actions against PlayStation 3 hackers.Dis

4Chan Taken Down By DDoS As Anonymous Attacks Tunisia

Image board site 4Chan, which has a close association with “Online Living Consciousness” Anonymous, has been taken down by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.According to a blog

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.

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2. Stop "FortGuard DDoS Firewall" service from system service manager. (Start->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Services->FortGuard DDoS Firewall->"Stop the service")

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Korea trying to put cyber security on G20 agenda

By Kim Tong-hyungKorea is attempting to present computer security as a topic of discussion for the Group of 20 meetings in Seoul later this year. However, the derailed talks for establishing an inte

Fighting Wars in Cyberspace

Alfred von Schlieffen died almost 100 years ago, barely months before his eponymous plan took Europe to war in August 1914. His final words were claimed to be "keep the right strong," a refe

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

Easy upgrade to FortGuard Anti-DDoS Firewall v2.6: (for v2.0/2.1/2.2/2.3/2.5 users only)

1. Download the upgrade file (http://www.fortguard.com/upgradetov2.6.rar)  from our website and unzip.

2. Stop "FortGuard DDoS Firewall" service from system service manager. (Start->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Services->FortGuard DDoS Firewall->"Stop the service")

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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

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