Microsoft fends off record-breaking 3.47Tbps DDoS attack

Enlarge / Drowning in a sea of data. Getty Images As Internet attacks go, data floods designed to knock servers offline are among the crudest, akin to a brutish caveman wielding a club to clobber his rival. Over the years, those clubs have grown ever larger. New data provided by…

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Tor is under threat from Russian censorship and Sybil attacks

Enlarge Getty Images The Tor anonymity service and anticensorship tool has come under fire from two threats in recent weeks: The Russian government has blocked most Tor nodes in that country, and hundreds of malicious servers have been relaying traffic. Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and…

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