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Cloudflare Is Protecting a Site Linked to a Neo-Nazi Terror Group

The Silicon Valley giant is protecting a site linked to a known neo-Nazi terror group from virtual attacks aimed at knocking it offline.
Ben Makuch
Mack Lamoureux
Joseph Cox

Hackers Are Selling Botnets and Stolen ‘Fortnite’ Accounts Over Instagram

As hacking and gaming communities continue to intersect, some hackers are selling access to botnets and likely stolen Fortnite, Spotify, and other online accounts on Instagram.
Joseph Cox
net neutrality

Ajit Pai Says He Had Doubts About Fake DDoS Attack, But Didn’t Say Anything

The chairman stumbled through questions about the nonexistent attack on the net neutrality comment system during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing.
Kaleigh Rogers

Lawmakers Want to Know Why Ajit Pai Made Up DDOS Attack, Lied to Congress

FCC boss Ajit Pai finds himself in hot water over the attack that wasn’t.
Karl Bode
Cut Off

UK Cops Tried ‘DDoS-Style’ Tactics on Drug Dealers’ Phones

The technique likely wasn’t a literal DDoS, and instead telcos cutting off certain phones. But the end result was the same—drug dealers can’t communicate.
Joseph Cox
Internet Insecurity

The Hackers Behind Some of the Biggest DDoS Attacks in History Plead Guilty

Three men plead guilty to being the creators and operators of the Mirai botnet.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
bitcoin gold

Bitcoin Gold's Website Was DDoS'd Into Oblivion Immediately After the Fork

Bitcoin Gold's debut has some quirks.
Jordan Pearson
getting pwned

Cloudflare CEO: DDoS Attacks Will Now Be ‘Something You Only Read About In The History Books’

Starting today, Cloudflare is making protection against DDoS attacks free, regardless of how bad they are.
Louise Matsakis
Unable to Connect

Someone Appears to Be DDoSing the Dark Web Version of The Daily Stormer

"I don't really care about either side," the alleged attacker told Motherboard in an online chat.
Joseph Cox

The Ethereum Network Is DDoS-ing Itself

The network experienced huge delays following its largest ever crowd sale, leaving some to wonder if there’s a better way.
Daniel Oberhaus
The internet of hackable things

Police Have Arrested a Suspect in a Massive ‘Internet of Things’ Attack

European police suspect a 29-year-old man of keeping one million people offline. They might have found the person behind the notorious hacker known as BestBuy.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Hacker Says He Attempted to Extort UK Bank Lloyds With DDoS

Several outlets reported that a DDoS was responsible for outages of Lloyds' online banking platform earlier this month.
Joseph Cox