When the three U.S. hackers, Paras Jha, Josiah White and Dalton Norman, pled guilty to creating the Mirai botnet last year, it became apparent from a Wired investigation that the three had created the botnet in the first place to create a competitive … [Read more...] about Mirai and Minecraft
Business Rivalry DDoS
Just As Phil Nagy, the founder of the Winning Poker Network and American Cardroom, was holding a big tournament last summer, his network was struck by a powerful denial-of-service attack, which forced Nagy into postponing or scrapping various events. … [Read more...] about DDoS Case Study: Phil Nagy and the Winning Poker Network
Last month, three men pleaded guilty to creating the Mirai botnet, in which hundreds of thousands of connected digital video records, routers and cameras were used to launch a massive DDoS attack against the domain name services company, Dyn for an … [Read more...] about The Men Behind Mirai
Player advantage DDoS attacks fall into a similar attack motivation bracket as business rivalry motivated attacks. We wrote elsewhere about this. Taking down or slowing the service of a rival competitor can significantly affect their bottom line, … [Read more...] about Player Advantage DDoS Attacks: the Beginnings of DDoS
Business rivalry is thought to be the root cause of many DDoS attacks, say majority of DDoS victims. Research conducted last year by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International yielded several interesting insights into this mindset. They found that targeted … [Read more...] about Business Rivalry DDoS Attacks: Do Businesses Really Attack Each Other?