Distributed Denial Of Service News, Articles and Updates

GitHub rides record-breaking DDoS attack that leveraged memcached servers

GitHub on Wednesday withstood the largest-ever recorded distributed denial of service attack in history, experiencing roughly 10 minutes of disruption during the onslaught, which was amplified using exposed memcached servers.

Final Fantasy network recovers after losing health points to DDoS attack

The network hosting the role-playing video game Final Fantasy XIV experienced significant disruptions for three hours on 5 February as the result of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.

GitHub recovers from major outage; cause unknown

GitHub experienced a major outage early Tuesday morning, but within approximately 90 minutes the software development hosting service identified the problem and announced that its online operations were running normally.

Survey: DDoS erodes customer trust

The loss of customer trust and confidence is the most harmful consequence of a distributed denial of service attack, according to 45 percent of IT security professionals polled for Corero Network Security's second annual DDoS Impact Survey.