Monthly Archives: October 2016

Singapore telco StarHub says hit by cyber attacks | Reuters

A massive DDoS attack on key DNS infrastructure happened last Friday. It appears that one of Singapore’s telco – Starhub – was also under attacked on Saturday and Monday. There was no further information whether it is from the same attackers or whether it was a copycat attack.

The company said it analysed network logs of the disruptions and found that it had experienced intentional and likely malicious distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on its domain name servers (DNS).

Source: UPDATE 1-Singapore telco StarHub says hit by cyber attacks | Reuters

Strange Loop – IP Spoofing

A very clear explanation to the DDoS problem that has been plaguing the Internet and recent advances in DDoS techniques.

The internet was originally created as a collection of equal connected peers. Everyone connected had equal rights, could consume content, produce content.

It was normal to host DNS or HTTP services on your home land-line.

But this is not possible anymore. It’s just too easy to knock unprotected websites off line.

Strange Loop – IP Spoofing

EXCLUSIVE-Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for US intelligence-sources

Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse for Yahoo, which is dealing with the fallout from news of its massive hack. It is also trying to sell itself to Verizon, which is taking the opportunity to ask for a massive price cut.

YAHOO-NSA/ (EXCLUSIVE, PIX):EXCLUSIVE-Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for US intelligence-sources

Source: EXCLUSIVE-Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for US intelligence-sources