denial of service (DOS)

5G networks are vulnerable to hacking
mobile security

5G networks are vulnerable to hacking

New research uncovers nearly a dozen more flaws in the next generation of mobile network
13 Nov 2019
NCSC issues DoS guidance following Wikipedia attack
DoS mockup
denial of service (DOS)

NCSC issues DoS guidance following Wikipedia attack

The popular online knowledge sharing website experienced large outages at the weekened, prompting a response from Britain's cyber body
9 Sep 2019
Office meetings hit by chaos due to Google Calendar outage
Google Calendar outage
denial of service (DOS)

Office meetings hit by chaos due to Google Calendar outage

G Suite service down for more than three hours globally as office workers enjoyed the freedom...
19 Jun 2019
DDoS attacks could cost the UK £1bn
DDoS mock up
Security

DDoS attacks could cost the UK £1bn

Downtime costs £2,140 per minute, on average, which adds up to an eye-watering figure
21 Mar 2019
FBI credited with global 85% reduction in DDoS attack size
FBI logo on building
distributed denial of service (DDOS)

FBI credited with global 85% reduction in DDoS attack size

After its seizure of illicit sites in December, attack rates have also taken a sharp downturn
20 Mar 2019
Microsoft launches $20,000 Azure DevOps bug bounty programme
Microsoft Azure
Security

Microsoft launches $20,000 Azure DevOps bug bounty programme

Critical remote code execution flaws are the highest-paid, while denial-of-service attacks earn nothing
18 Jan 2019
IoT vendors urged to ditch devices' default passwords
Internet of Things (IoT)

IoT vendors urged to ditch devices' default passwords

UK government review outlines measures to protect consumers from IoT threats
7 Mar 2018
Russian cyber attack would cripple UK infrastructure
UK business
National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

Russian cyber attack would cripple UK infrastructure

An attack would cause "thousands and thousands of deaths" says Gavin Williamson
26 Jan 2018
CloudFlare network suffers weekend collapse
Network & Internet

CloudFlare network suffers weekend collapse

Attempt to protect service from attack results in crash.
4 Mar 2013
Film industry launching pirate site attacks?
Piracy
Security

Film industry launching pirate site attacks?

Film houses have reportedly approached a software firm offering to carry out a DoS attack on sites hosting pirated movies.
9 Sep 2010
DoS attacks are biggest threat for service providers
Security report
Security

DoS attacks are biggest threat for service providers

Arbor Networks has claimed Denial of Service attacks are the biggest danger facing service providers.
19 Jan 2010
Cisco warns of flaws that could disrupt voice calls
Security

Cisco warns of flaws that could disrupt voice calls

Problems in its unified communications software could allow a denial of service attack.
28 Aug 2009
Cisco patches up to prevent denial of service attacks
Security

Cisco patches up to prevent denial of service attacks

A flaw in the Firewall Services Module could be used for denial of service attacks.
21 Aug 2009