Security firm warns of commercial, on-demand DDoS botnet

IMDDOS, which is mainly based in China, has grown to become one of the largest active botnets. The security firm Damballa is warning of a large and fast growing botnet created specifically to deliver distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on demand for anyone willing to pay for the service. The IMDDOS botnet is operated […]

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Twitter, Facebook attack targeted one user

A Georgian blogger with accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal, and Google’s Blogger and YouTube was targeted in a denial-of-service attack that led to the site-wide outage at Twitter and problems at the other sites on Thursday, according to a Facebook executive. The blogger, who uses the account name “Cyxymu,” (the name of a town in […]

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