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Name.com : Domain registrar survived a DDoS attack made by cellphones!

Domain registrar, Name.com, was recently attacked by an army of cellphones. The DDoS attack was orchestrated by whoever uploaded two malicious apps at the Google Play store. According to a video by Name.com, the apps started sending traffic to their network even when they ran in the background. Unsuspecting users would only realize something funky […]

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Oracle buys Dyn just weeks after huge attack

Oracle has signed a deal to buy DNS services provider Dyn for an undisclosed amount probably in the nine-figure range. The software giant said it plans to integrate Dyn’s services into its existing cloud computing platform. For the moment, existing Dyn customers are unaffected. Dyn provides distributed DNS resolution services mainly to the enterprise market, […]

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eNom hit with DDoS attack – domain registrar is currently stable

Domain registrar, eNom, became the target of a DDoS attack today, from which it recovered. According to information shared on the eNom public support channel, the DDoS attack affected DNS and domain name resolving. At 3:14am Eastern, eNom posted: “We are currently aware of issues effecting domain name resolution. We are actively monitoring and working […]

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Uniregistry says it was unaffected by mother of all DDoS attacks

Almost 50 top-level domains were believed to be exposed to the massive distributed denial-of-service attack that hit Dyn on Friday, but the largest of the bunch said it managed to stay online throughout. As has been widely reported in the mainstream and tech media over the last few days, DNS service provider Dyn got whacked […]

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Internet of Things : Home appliances conspiring to take over your bank account

The Internet of Things (IoT) consists of billions of interconnected devices that we’re normally not accustomed to viewing them as networked. It’s the new, expanded reality that grants networking access to home appliances such as refrigerators, coffee machines, temperature monitors and many others. While all this seems to be a convenience that gives us the […]

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Massive DDoS attack takes down DNS provider affecting Twitter, PayPal and others

A distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) targeting DNS provider Dyn DNS, took offline major services networks. Twitter, PayPal, Spotify, and many other online providers went fully or partially offline. WHOIS.DomainTools.com appears to be down for the same reason as well. The DDos attack affected various locations in the Eastern USA, according to a statement […]

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How Cloudflare beat the Grinch and saved Christmas.com

Cloudflare provides traffic filtration, DDoS attack mitigation and Content Delivery Network (CDN) services. During the holidays, some web sites experience both a high volume of traffic and malicious attempts at bringing them down. Christmas.com is one of these busy web sites, and there are people out there who would attack Christmas.com during Christmas. These Grinches […]

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is.gd ‘back from the dead’ after implementing anti-DDoS solution

Popular URL shortener, is.gd, is back up, after a downtime of three days. The Gibraltar-based company went offline on May 18th, and thousands of “is.gd” links went dead. According to the announcement, the domain was also moved to a new registrar, KSregistry GmbH: “Sorry for the extended downtime, we haven’t forgotten about this and the […]

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Verisign rolls out “epic video” for its DDoS protection services

Verisign, masters of the dot .com and dot .net TLDs, offer network-related services designed to deliver protection against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. “Combine innovative, patented mitigation technology, a globally deployed network of scrubbing centers, and the benefit of advanced cyber security intelligence to provide a scalable solution to today’s increasingly complex attacks. The […]

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Namecheap hit with a DDoS attack

Domain registrar Namecheap faced some serious network problems earlier today, after being hit with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. After almost six hours of problematic connectivity, Namecheap appears to have regained control of the situation. According to status.namecheap.com, the problem started around 11am EST: To our regret most of our Free DNS and […]

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