About a week ago, the website of journalist and cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs was hit with a crippling hacker assault known as a “distributed denial of service,” or DDoS, which knocked him off the Internet for several days.
Google is putting its considerable internet might behind protecting the reporting of Brian Krebs, a respected security journalist who’s website has been largely inaccessible for the past week due to a massive cyberattack.
One of the biggest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks ever was been directed at independent security journalist Brian Krebs on Tuesday (Sept. 27), and lasted for three days, leading his service provider to take his website offline.
When Bruce Schneier writes a post titled, Someone Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet, you better listen. Over the past year or two, someone has been probing the defenses of the companies that run critical pieces of the Internet.
Last week, an anonymous group calling itself the Shadow Brokers leaked a bunch of National Security Agency hacking tools. Whoever they are, the Shadow Brokers say they still have more data to dump.
Hackers known as the Shadow Brokers unleashed a new security scare this month by publishing exploits stolen from the NSA. The exploits came in the form of software code that was designed to do things like break into Cisco, Fortinent and other firewalls.