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A company that protects against DDoS attacks, Prolexic Technologies, released its attack report for Q3 2011. There’s a lot to the report, including that Prolexic mitigated what it claims is the largest event in 2011 (in terms of packet-per-second volume). That attack occurred between November 5-12 and, according to Prolexic, portends the increasing scale and complexity of DDoS attacks. Indeed, the report shows that DDoS attacks are increasing in terms of bandwidth (up 66% from Q3 2010) and packets-per-second, which is up nearly four-fold from the same time period a year ago. What is perhaps most notable, however, is where the attacks are coming from. The report found that China was the... Read more...
The online protest group Anonymous launched a DDoS attack against Sony yesterday in retaliation for the company's recent legal activity. Sony has continued to pursue legal action against George Hotz, the onetime iPhone and PS3 hacker. Hotz landed in hot water for his efforts to restore the PS3's ability to run Linux; both he and the hacker group Fail0verflow have maintained that they do not condone or support game piracy. The bombardment knocked playstation.com offline for about thirty minutes. sony, meanwhile, has taken the group's threats seriously enough to retain Prolexic, an online security firm. According to the company's chief technology officer, Paul Sop,"The damage Anonymous does is... Read more...