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‘My Bad’ Says Government Services Minister On MyGov Crash

‘My Bad’ Says Government Services Minister On MyGov Crash

On Monday the MyGov website was unavailable to many Australians seeking information regarding new coronavirus government benefits. Minister for Government Services, Stuart Robert, originally identified the crash incorrectly as DDoS attack, but has now admitted to a lack of preparation being the real culprit.

‘Bitcoin Baron’ Gets 20 Months In Prison For DDoS Attack That ‘Crippled’ US Emergency Communications

‘Bitcoin Baron’ Gets 20 Months In Prison For DDoS Attack That ‘Crippled’ US Emergency Communications

An Arizona man who once styled himself as a hacktivist “Bitcoin Baron” has been sentenced to prison for a distributed denial-of-service attack against the city of Madison, Wisconsin’s computer networks. According to the US Department of Justice, the attack “crippled” the city’s emergency communication system, causing “delays and outages in…

Botnet Creators Who Took Down The Internet Plead Guilty

Botnet Creators Who Took Down The Internet Plead Guilty

Two hackers responsible for creating the massive Mirai botnet that knocked large swathes of the internet offline last year have pleaded guilty. The pair commandeered hundreds of thousands of connected devices to hurl spam traffic at the DNS service Dyn, which took Reddit, Twitter and other major websites offline in…