According to wired, Github was hit with 1.35 terabits traffic on wednesday at 12:15 pm (ET). This incredible powerful DDoS originated from over 100,000 memcached servers that are currently exposed on the web. The attack was mitigated by Akamai this time. You can find more information on Wired.
Twitch.tv, the live streaming platform now owned by Amazon.com, might have suffered a data breach. In a short blog post on the Twitch Blog, they state that […] there may have been unauthorized access to some Twitch user account information […] – Twitch Blog They’ve disconnected all associated twitter and steam accounts and forced a […]
And once again an OpenSSL vulnerability has been disclosed. It was disclosed by Karthikeyan Bhargavan and the mitLS team. As every vulnerability needs a fancy name these days, this one is called FREAK attack. The vulnerability allows attackers to intercept HTTPS connections between vulnerable clients and servers and force them to use ‘export-grade’ cryptography, which can then be […]