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The Weather Channel web site at Weather.com had some reliability problems in the moments immediately preceding Charley's landfall Friday afternoon, but soon stabilized. The network offers round-the-clock coverage of weather, and experiences its largest audiences during major hurricanes. Its web site is hosted by UUnet, a unit of MCI.
The National Hurricane Center, the U.S. government's central source for hurricane information, has been available throughout the storm. The NHC site is hosted on government servers at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).Continue reading
Once Zindos installs itself, the host machine is programmed to commence an immediate DDoS on Microsoft, unlike earlier MyDoom variants with trigger dates for electronic attacks.Continue reading
Infoworld.com experiences a "massive surge of RSS newsreader activity at the top of every hour," according to Chad Dickerson, the CTO of Infoworld. "If I didn’t know how RSS worked, I would think we were being slammed by a bunch of zombies sitting on compromised home PCs," Dickerson writes. "Our hourly RSS surge has all the characteristics of a distributed DoS attack, and although the requests are legitimate and small, the sheer number of requests in that short time period creates some aggravating scaling issues."Continue reading
Online betting sites have been repeatedly targeted by extortionists employing electronic attacks, including a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks at the outset of the Euro 2004 event.
Netcraft is monitoring the performance of twenty leading UK Internet Gambling Sites, with dynamically updating graphs available here.