Bots overrunning human traffic on the Internet

Beancounters at the security outfit Incapsula have added up all their numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that 61.5 percent of all website traffic is now generated by bots.

DDoS attacks on the rise

The frequency and power of DDoS has skyrocketed over the past few months and the first quarter of 2013 will go down in history as the worst quarter for DDoS attacks in history. 

Teenager escapes jail for PayPal hack

The fourth British man to appear in court over the 2010 hack of PayPal has escaped jail, as he was only 16 at the time of the offence.

Iran is behind bank attacks, says US

The wave of cyberattacks that hit US banks in September was the work of Iran, according to a US government official.

Anonymous targets UK government in 'Operation Free Assange'

The Anonymous hacking collective says it's brought down several UK government websites in protest at the country's treatment of Julian Assange.

Sustained DDoS attack targets WikiLeaks and Pirate Bay


WikiLeaks is slowly recovering from a sustained denial-of-service attack (DDoS) that lasted approximately 72 hours.

Pastebin to police itself for illegal content

The owner of Pastebin - long used by hackers to dump leaked data - has said he plans to start hiring staff to examine the site for dodgy content.

Anonymous members hoist by own petard

Anonymous members hoping to take part in denial of service attacks have unwittingly been downloading a version of the Zeus trojan, putting their financial details at risk.

Anonymous gets analyzed

Security outfit Imperva has published a report that purportedly reveals 
a number of strategic details behind an Anonymous attack against the Vatican during a 25-day period in 2011.



Tsunami-A OS X trojan spotted in the wild

Security researchers have identified a new backdoor trojan targeting systems running Mac OS X.

Anonymous codes a digital weapon

Anonymous is reportedly coding a JavaScript-powered weapon that exploits SQL vulnerabilities to create a "devastating impact" on targeted servers.

Hackers offer DDoS services

Did you know hackers are openly competing to offer illicit services that can take down a rival online business or settle a score?

'Topiary' suspect named and charged

The British hacking suspect arrested last week has been named as 18-year-old Jake Davis, from the remote Shetland island of Yell.

16 charged as Anonymous crackdown continues

The federal crackdown against Anonymous continues as U.S. prosecutors charge 14 people with conspiracy and intentional damage over their alleged participation in a DDoS attack against Paypal from December 6-10, 2010.

16 suspects arrested in Anonymous crackdown

Federal agents have arrested 16 cyber activists allegedly linked to the Anonymous collective.

MasterCard website briefly downed by hacktivists

A hacktivist and an unknown number of accomplices managed to briefly knock MasterCard's website offline in a DDoS attack earlier this morning. 

Lulz Security fires a DDoS salvo at online gamers

The online gaming world is reeling following a Tuesday filled with non-stop DDoS attacks against a number of industry heavyweights.

Sony snubs Congress and blames Anonymous

Sony has refused to attend a Congressional hearing to discuss a recent security breach that exposed millions of credit card numbers and downed the company’s PSN along with its Online Entertainment division.

Anonymous unimpressed with Sony-Geohot settlement

Famed Playstation 3 hacker Geohot may have settled his outstanding legal issues with Sony, but cyber activists associated with Anonymous remain unimpressed with the deal.  

Anonymous wages war against Copywrong

Cyber activists associated with Anonymous have apparently resumed DDoS activity under the auspices of Operation Payback.