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Sad-sack Anon calling himself ‘Mr Cunnilingus’ online is busted for DDoSing ex-bosses

Electronics tutor’s taunts come back to haunt him An electronics technician pleaded guilty on Wednesday to orchestrating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on a former employer and other organizations – and to unlawfully possessing a firearm as a former felon.…

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DoS scum attacked one-third of the ‘net between 2015 and 2017

Even CHARGEN services are hosed, daily, says CAIDA study One-third of Internet hosts with IPv4 addresses were subject to denial of service attacks in the last two years.…

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New phishing campaign uses 20-year-old Microsoft mess as bait

Necurs botnet spreads ransomware carried in Office documents The ever-vigilant folk at the Internet Storm Centre (SANS) have spotted yet another campaign trying to drop the Locky ransomware using compromised Word files.…

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UK lotto players quids in: Website knocked offline by DDoS attack

It could be you* The UK National Lottery has apologised for a website outage that left money in their pockets of punters unable to play games on Saturday evening.…

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Russian admits being Ebury botnet herder, now jailed for 46 months

Malware used to take down Linux Foundation and make millions A Russian man has been imprisoned for 46 months after admitting to using the Ebury malware to create a massive botnet for fun and profit.…

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FCC: We could tell you our cybersecurity plan… but we’d have to kill you

Despite Pai on face, US federal regulator keeps digging DDoS BS hole America’s broadband watchdog, the FCC, has continued digging an ever-deeper hole over its claims it was subject to a distributed denial-of-service attack.…

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‘App DDoS bombs’ that slam into expensive APIs worry Netflix

Attackers can look legit while hitting APIs that make the most work for an app Netflix has identified denial of service threat to microservices architectures that it’s labelled “application DDoS”.…

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