Michael Calce, who went by the online name Mafiaboy when he launched a massive cyberattack at highly publicized denial-of-service attacks in February 2000 against large commercial websites, including Yahoo!, Fifa.com, Amazon.com, Dell, Inc., E*TRADE, eBay, and CNN. He also launched a series of failed simultaneous attacks against 9 of the 13 root name servers. The… Read More »
China’s Great Cannon DDoS/DrDoS attack on GITHUB and other targets, they were able to redirect legitimate user traffic originating from outside their country in one of the largest and longest sustained attacks. China used their largest search engine Baidu as a medium to conduct the attack. Just like webmasters put Google analytics on their websites, Baidu… Read More »
Forbes.com report for eBay hack: eBay went down in a blaze of embarrassment as it suffered this year’s biggest hack so far. In May, eBay revealed that hackers had managed to steal personal records of 233 million users. The hack took place between February and March, with usernames, passwords, phone numbers and physical addresses compromised.
The Office of Personnel Management released a statement which underestimated the number of people whose fingerprints were stolen in a data breach that officials said originated in China. The federal agency said 5.6 million people’s fingerprints were compromised—not 1.1 million, as previously thought. Some consider it to be the greatest hack of the United States government… Read More »
“unidentified hackers published a massive, 400 gigabyte trove on bittorrent of internal documents from the Milan-based Hacking Team, a firm long accused of unethical sales of tools that help governments break into target computers and phones. The breached trove includes executive emails, customer invoices and even source code; the company’s twitter feed was hacked, controlled… Read More »