After Visa, MasterCard, and others cut services to WikiLeaks, a group launched ‘distributed denial of service’ attacks against these businesses. But a new analysis shows that the attacks lacked punch.
According to a study, North Americans have been staying up late to do their Internet surfing this summer, so late that the peak usage for the whole day has been at 11 p.m. Eastern time.
A researcher looking into the attacks that knocked Twitter offline last week discovered another, unrelated security problem.
The strikes aim to make a high-profile political point, not inflict widespread damage.
Internet attacks on Georgia expose a key flaw for more than 100 nations.