Police in Shelton, Connecticut have arrested a teenager for launching DDoS attacks on his/her former high school's network.
Mirai-based DDoS botnets have lost the exclusivity on high output DDoS attacks, according to DDoS mitigation firm Imperva, who says that it mitigated a DDoS attack of over 650 Gbps and over 150 million packets per seconds (Mpps) on December 21.
Thai officials announced on Monday the arrests of nine teenagers who have participated in cyber-attacks against government websites.
The FBI arrested this past week Sean Krishanmakoto Sharma, 26, from La Canada, California, for launching DDoS attacks against Chatango, an online chat service.
Following a failed takedown attempt, changes made to the Mirai malware variant responsible for building one of today's biggest botnets of IoT devices will make it incredibly harder for authorities and security firms to shut it down.
A Turkish hacking crew is running a DDoS-for-Points platform where participants can earn points if they carry out DDoS attacks against a list of predetermined targets, points they can exchange later on for various online click-fraud tools.
Since November 23, an unidentified group has been using a massive botnet to launch large DDoS attacks on a daily basis, targeting a small number of targets concentrated on the US west coast.
US authorities charged Michaela Gabriella King, 18, of Murrysville, Pennsylvania with launching multiple DDoS attacks against Franklin Regional High School, the school she was attending.
A Cardiff court has sentenced James Frazer-Mann, a 35-year-old man from Barry, the UK to a suspended sentence of 12 months, a fine of £530 ($660), and 180 hours of community service for hiring a hacker to go after his company's competition and a website where customers had criticized his service.
Residents of two building in Lappeenranta, Finland spent a few days in the cold over the past few days as DDoS attacks aimed at a service provider indirectly affected the smart building heating system installed at their residential complex.
Research published last week by the Cyber-Security Research Center at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel reveals that it only takes about 6,000 smartphones infected with malware to launch a DDoS attack capable of shutting down 911 emergency services in a US state.
Researchers have devised a new cryptocurrency called DDoSCoin that could potentially incentivize criminals to harass, extort, and attack websites designated as targets. This coin would award people who perform Denial of Service Attacks on chosen victims by rewarding them with DDosCoins.