Reddit continues to battle the DDoS or Distributed Denial of Service that has been slamming the site since Friday. In the sites’ announcement in their Twitter account, they said “Having some technical difficulties right now. We’ll be back ASAP.”
The service of the site came back around 7 in the morning, though some users are still experiencing troubles, but after an hour and thirty minutes some services and functions in the site were turned down. They then confirmed that they are “working on mitigating a malicious DDoS attack.”
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A MacAfee researcher who uncovered the effort said that a well known cyber-espionage campaign stole government secrets, sensitive corporate papers, and other intellectual property for five years from over 70 public and private organizations in 14 countries. The movement, called “Operation Shady RAT” (RAT symbolizes for “remote access tool”) was discovered by Dmitri Alperovitch, vice president of threat research at the cyber-security firm McAfee.
According to McAfee, while most of the targets have removed the malware, the operation goes on. It gained access to a crucial command-and-control server utilized by the attackers and has been monitoring . . . → Read More: Well-Known Cyber-Espionage Gets Discovered
A fake story claiming rapper Tupac Shakur was found alive and well was posted by some hackers after penetrating PBS’s website.
The story says: “Prominent rapper Tupac has been found alive and well in a small resort in New Zealand, locals report. The small town – unnamed due to security risks – allegedly housed Tupac and Biggie Smalls (another rapper) for several years.”
LulzSec, the group who also claimed responsibility for the recent SonyMusic attack, said it carried out the hack.
The group posted usernames and messed up passwords for the database administrators . . . → Read More: Hackers: Tupac is Alive and Well