Ajit Pai grilled by lawmakers on why FCC spread “myth” of DDoS attack

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai listens during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) Democratic members of Congress want to know when Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai knew that the FCC’s claims about being hit by a DDoS attack were false. An FCC […]

US service provider survives the biggest recorded DDoS in history

(credit: California Department of Water Resources) A new technique that abuses poorly secured servers is fueling record-breaking denial-of-service attacks, along with notes demanding the targets pay hefty ransoms for the debilitating flood of junk traffic to stop. As Ars reported last week, memcached, a database caching system for speeding up websites and networks, lets DDoS […]

Gaming companies outsmart DDoS attack with new software security solutions

GUEST: New releases in the online gaming industry are highly anticipated events. Millions of gamers anxiously waiting to leap onto a shiny new game service is an irresistible target for hackers—with bragging rights being the prize. But for the gaming companies, suffering a DDoS attack is a disaster with immediate loss of revenue, mitigation costs […]

As US launches DDoS attacks, N. Korea gets more bandwidth—from Russia

Enlarge / The North Korean border post for the Friendship Bridge, the rail link connecting North Korea to Russia. It now carries an Internet connection for North Korea to the rest of the world as well. (credit: DPRK KCNA) As the US reportedly conducts a denial-of-service attack against North Korea’s access to the Internet, the […]