WordPress hit by biggest-ever DDoS attack

Popular blogging platform WordPress was hit by a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack yesterday, downing thousands of blogs.

FBI hunts Anonymous activists

The FBI is currently conducting a investigatory sweep of at least 40 cyber activists suspected of participating in retaliatory DDoS attacks under the auspices of Anonymous.

Five arrested in anti-Anonymous crackdown

UK security officials have arrested five individuals suspected of participating in DDoS (distributed denial of service) activities under the auspices of an Anonymous-led campaign in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

DDoS attacks against human rights groups on the rise

Attacks against political websites and human rights groups are on the rise, according to research from Harvard University.

Anonymous DDoSer gets pwned and owned

A cyber activist linked to Anonymous has been arrested after failing to mask the IP address of his computer while executing DDoS attacks against the Dutch Police and national prosecutor's office.

Arrest made over Operation Payback attacks

The Dutch authorities have made the first arrest over the DDoS attacks carried out against financial organizations in support of Wikileaks - and already Anonymous has responded.

Anonymous brings down Mastercard in defence of Wikileaks

The Mastercard website is down, following an attempt by the Anonymous group at 4Chan to punish the company for its treatment of Wikileaks.

White House panics as WikiLeaks recovers from DDoS barrage

The controversial WikiLeaks website has recovered from a DDoS barrage that temporarily downed its servers. 

Australian teen admits government website attacks

A teenager has admitted launching a series of distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks against the Australian government.

Pirate Party asks Anonymous to halt DDoS attacks

The Pirate Party is asking cyber activists associated with Anonymous to halt a campaign of ongoing DDoS attacks against various organizations, businesses and government offices.

Feds initiate probe of Anonymous DDoS attacks

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is currently probing a slew of DDoS attacks executed by cyber activists associated with Anonymous.

Anonymous says it prefers negotiations to DDoS attacks

Cyber activists with links to Anonymous have decided to temporarily switch tactics in an effort to promote negotiations over digital copyright policies.

Bill O'Reilly cyber attacker sentenced to 30 months in prison

A serial DDoSer has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for attacking various conservative websites, including those run by Bill O'Reilly, Ann Coulter and Rudy Giuliani.

Cyber attacks target political websites

A new generation of cyber activists are focusing their attention on executing politically motivated digital attacks.

Anonymous says payback is a bitch

Cyber activists belonging to the "Anonymous" organization recently launched a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) against the Spanish copyright protection society (SGAE).

Cyber activist says DDoS attacks will continue

A cyber activist belonging to the "Anonymous" organization says digital freedom fighters will continue DDoS-based assaults against anti-piracy advocates. 

Cyber protestors nuke MPAA and RIAA websites

A seething mass of angry cyber protestors recently deployed Low Orbit Ion Cannons (LOIC) against the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) and Aiplex Software.

Film studios 'launch cyber attacks on torrent sites'

An Indian firm has blithely admitted carrying out DDoS attacks on illegal torrent websites on behalf of movie companies including 20th Century Fox.

Hijacked Twitter controls botnet

Security researchers have positively identified an automated toolkit that creates a custom bot using Twitter as a virtual command and control (C&C) platform.