Tagged: ddos

TransUnion Outage Said to Be Due to DDOS Attack

While TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) pursues a path of silence on the matter, yesterday’s outage is said to have been caused by a Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDOS) according to an industry insider. The TransUnion site is currently live and working fine as of this report…. Read More

New Zealand Stock Exchange Hit with DDOS Attack Taking Market Off-Line, Government Enlists Spy Agency for Help

The New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) has been under attack for several days now as a DDOS attack (distributed denial of service) crippled trading on the exchange. NZHerald claimed that Russian cybercrooks were behind the attack. On August 26, the NZX issued the following statement:… Read More

Millions Stolen in Attack on Electrum Bitcoin Wallet Service

Hackers have launched a 140 000-machine botnet DoS (denial of service) attack against servers hosting popular Bitcoin wallet service Electrum, Hard Fork reports, and millions of dollars of Bitcoins have already been stolen from Electrum wallet users as a result. Electrum is a bitcoin “hot… Read More

Bitfinex Cryptocurrency Exchange Paralyzed in Tuesday DDoS Attack

Notorious crypto exchange Bitfinex had its services suspended for three hours May 5th in a Distributed Denial of Service (DDos) attack that flooded Bitfinex’s online operations and overwhelmed its site. “The platform is under extreme load. We are investigating,” wrote Bitfinex on its website status… Read More

ICO: Gladius Allows Anyone to Rent Out Unused Bandwidth & Earn Money

Earlier this month we were attending an ICO event in Manhattan when we happened to catch a pitch by Gladius, a company that is in the midst of an Initial Coin Offering (ICO). The concept of Gladius is interesting as it seeks to accomplish a… Read More

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