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# ddos - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

UK election: Labour party hit by 'large-scale cyber attack'
# DDoS
# DDoS

UK election: Labour party hit by 'large-scale cyber attack'

Nov 12th 2019, 11:38 AM 12,145 Views 23 Comments

The party said that no data breach occurred.

# ddos - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Disgruntled gamer 'used cameras and lightbulbs' to take down Netflix and Twitter
# Netflix
# Netflix

Disgruntled gamer 'used cameras and lightbulbs' to take down Netflix and Twitter

Nov 17th 2016, 3:49 PM 22,312 Views 34 Comments

Hacker harnessed 150,000 devices such as cameras, lightbulbs and appliances to overwhelm system.

# ddos - Monday 18 July, 2016

Pokémon Go is so popular, even hackers are claiming they've taken it down
# Gotta Claim Them All
# Gotta Claim Them All

Pokémon Go is so popular, even hackers are claiming they've taken it down

Jul 18th 2016, 1:53 PM 14,247 Views 34 Comments

Two different groups are claiming responsibility for the game’s servers going down over the weekend.

# ddos - Saturday 23 January, 2016

DDoS attacks brought down lottery and government sites, but what are they?
# Hacking
From Business ETC
# Hacking

DDoS attacks brought down lottery and government sites, but what are they?

Jan 23rd 2016, 8:45 AM 15,263 Views 18 Comments

It was the reason why a number of high-profile Irish sites were forced offline, but how much of a problem can they be?

# ddos - Friday 22 January, 2016

Government websites hit by cyberattack
# Hacked
# Hacked

Government websites hit by cyberattack

Jan 22nd 2016, 10:45 PM 33,358 Views 70 Comments

Services like the Central Statistics Office and the Courts service of Ireland were down because of a DDoS attack

# ddos - Thursday 31 December, 2015

BBC website brought down by 'large cyber attack'
# Denial Of Service Attack
# Denial Of Service Attack

BBC website brought down by 'large cyber attack'

Dec 31st 2015, 1:58 PM 12,010 Views 3 Comments

The website is back online now.

# ddos - Monday 19 January, 2015

The group that brought PSN/Xbox Live down gets a taste of its own medicine
# Security Flaws
# Security Flaws

The group that brought PSN/Xbox Live down gets a taste of its own medicine

Jan 19th 2015, 4:49 PM 10,489 Views 9 Comments

Both usernames and passwords of those using Lizard Squad’s tool LizardStresser, a tool which allowed anyone to launch their own DDoS attack, were exposed after it was allegedly hacked.

# ddos - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Sony fights back against hackers by attacking sites sharing its stolen data
# Fight Fire With Fire
# Fight Fire With Fire

Sony fights back against hackers by attacking sites sharing its stolen data

Dec 11th 2014, 2:32 PM 10,153 Views 34 Comments

The company is reportedly trying to disrupt downloads of its stolen files by launching Denial of Service attacks on torrent sites.

# ddos - Monday 8 September, 2014

Nude celebrity photos might not be to blame for New Zealand internet crash
# Celebrity
# Celebrity

Nude celebrity photos might not be to blame for New Zealand internet crash

Sep 8th 2014, 10:03 AM 12,315 Views 3 Comments

The company involved now suspects a cyber attack may have taken place.

# ddos - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Dispute between two companies leads to biggest ever 'cyber attack'
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Dispute between two companies leads to biggest ever 'cyber attack'

Mar 28th 2013, 1:47 PM 18,214 Views 25 Comments

Have you noticed your internet being slower than usual in the last few days? This may be why.

# ddos - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Banks, governments and ISPs participate in 'cyber attack'  experiment
# DDoS
# DDoS

Banks, governments and ISPs participate in 'cyber attack' experiment

Oct 4th 2012, 3:43 PM 5,445 Views 9 Comments

1200 bodies are being hit by scheduled DDoS attacks as part of an EU-wide cybersecurity exercise.

# ddos - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Swedish government sites attacked after Pirate Bay host is raided
# Operation Pirate Bay
# Operation Pirate Bay

Swedish government sites attacked after Pirate Bay host is raided

Oct 3rd 2012, 2:37 PM 10,262 Views 30 Comments

Two government websites were attacked – one by a DDoS attack, the other defaced with profane messages.

# ddos - Thursday 3 May, 2012

DDoS attack forces UK serious crime agency offline
# Cyberattack
# Cyberattack

DDoS attack forces UK serious crime agency offline

May 3rd 2012, 2:29 PM 1,189 Views 1 Comment

SOCA says attack poses no risk to its data.

# ddos - Friday 3 February, 2012

Hacked FBI-Met Police call refers to intelligence sharing with Irish authorities
# Anonymous
# Anonymous

Hacked FBI-Met Police call refers to intelligence sharing with Irish authorities

Feb 3rd 2012, 4:47 PM 5,353 Views 45 Comments

A conversation between police in the UK and FBI agents in the US has been hacked and posted online by the Anonymous hacking collective today.

# ddos - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

‘Whole government response to threat’ following #OpIreland cyber attack
# Irish SOPA
# Irish SOPA

‘Whole government response to threat’ following #OpIreland cyber attack

Jan 25th 2012, 9:20 AM 4,053 Views 50 Comments

The Department of Justice has confirmed it was subject to a Distributed Denial of Service attack overnight.

# ddos - Monday 27 December, 2010

2010 in review: August
# Review2010
# Review2010

2010 in review: August

Dec 27th 2010, 11:55 AM 417 Views 0 Comments

Authorities approve a mosque near Ground Zero, a Chilean mine collapses, and a Coventry woman puts a cat in a wheelie bin.

# ddos - Monday 13 December, 2010

Amazon says site downtime not caused by ‘hacktivist’ group
# Amazon
# Amazon

Amazon says site downtime not caused by ‘hacktivist’ group

Dec 13th 2010, 10:00 AM 389 Views 0 Comments

The online retailer – which went down for 30 minutes last night – says its disruption was the cause of a technical fault.

# ddos - Saturday 11 December, 2010

4chan hackers abandon attacks on WikiLeaks 'opponents'
# Anonymous
# Anonymous

4chan hackers abandon attacks on WikiLeaks 'opponents'

Dec 11th 2010, 4:49 PM 4,032 Views 0 Comments

The Anonymous gathering of ‘hacktivists’ instead decide to spread WikiLeaks’ documents as much as is possible.

# ddos - Friday 3 December, 2010

WikiLeaks returns with new address after US provider pulls web services
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

WikiLeaks returns with new address after US provider pulls web services

Dec 3rd 2010, 9:48 AM 5,611 Views 0 Comments

Just days after being forced to change hosts, the wikileaks.org domain is pulled – forcing the site to take a new Swiss address.

# ddos - Thursday 4 November, 2010

Burma crippled by internet attack ahead of election
# Burma
# Burma

Burma crippled by internet attack ahead of election

Nov 4th 2010, 8:01 PM 387 Views 0 Comments

Days before the first elections in 20 years the entire country has been taken offline.

# ddos - Wednesday 25 August, 2010

CAO reopens 'My Application' section of website
# CAO
# CAO

CAO reopens 'My Application' section of website

Aug 25th 2010, 4:15 PM 302 Views 0 Comments

# ddos - Monday 23 August, 2010

CAO website back fully online
# Points Race
# Points Race

CAO website back fully online

Aug 23rd 2010, 3:04 PM 145 Views 0 Comments

What's a DDoS 'cyber attack' anyway?
# Points Race
# Points Race

What's a DDoS 'cyber attack' anyway?

Aug 23rd 2010, 1:25 PM 486 Views 0 Comments

The CAO website is down after a malicious attack. What’s going on?