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‘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…

GitHub, Struck By Record-Breaking DDoS, Walks It Off

GitHub, Struck By Record-Breaking DDoS, Walks It Off

Yesterday, the internet’s favourite code repository, GitHub, was hit by a record 1.35-terabyte-per-second denial-of-service attack – the most powerful recorded so far. Yet, the website only endured a few minutes of intermittent downtime.

Google Removes 300 Apps Used To Launch DDoS Attacks From Play Store

Google Removes 300 Apps Used To Launch DDoS Attacks From Play Store

Google has removed roughly 300 apps from its Play Store after security researchers from several internet infrastructure companies discovered that the seemingly harmless apps — offering video players and ringtones, among other features — were secretly hijacking Android devices to provide traffic for large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.