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Rep. Bennie Thompson Sues Trump for Insurrection Under KKK Act | #College. | #Students | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

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House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) is seen in a September 17, 2020 file photo. U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security Chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) sued former […]

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Jafary sues city for inadequate officer training, civil rights violations | Crime | #College. | #Students | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

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Family of Student Assaulted by Teacher Sues School | #teacher | #children | #kids | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

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Ubisoft sues DDoS-for-hire operators for ruining game play – Naked Security

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Mega-big online gaming company Ubisoft, maker of mega-hit games including Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Just Dance and Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix: Siege (R6S), is suing four operators of the DDoS-for-hire sites that have been launched against its RainbowSix servers.

These guys aren’t just launching attacks that kick all players on a targeted server out of a game, or degrade the game performance down to sludge, Ubisoft alleges. They also allegedly went so far as to throw up a bogus domain seizure notice on one of their sites, claiming that the domain had been seized by “Microsoft Inc. and Ubisoft Entertainment” pursuant to a fictional “Operation(D)DoS OFF”, according to the complaint (posted courtesy of Polygon) that Ubisoft filed on Thursday in the US District Court of Northern California.

Ubisoft says it was part of the operators’ attempts to rub out their tracks:

Defendants are well aware of the harm that the DDoS Services and DDoS Attacks cause to Ubisoft. Indeed, knowing that this lawsuit was imminent, Defendants have hastily sought to conceal evidence concerning their involvement.

It’s not just alleged DDoS-for-hire operators who knew this lawsuit was coming. Everybody in the gaming world knew. Ubisoft picked up on an increase in DDoS attacks in September 2019, banned the worst offenders, and said that it was talking to its legal team about legal action.

Last week, Ubisoft filed the complaint against five people whom it thinks run a network of four distributed denial of service- (DDoS)-for-hire services via various domain names and websites – the websites SNG.one, R6S.support, r6ddos.com, and (could they possibly be more redundant?) stressed-stresser-stressing-stressers.com – and that they hide behind various anonymous online aliases to do so.

The defendants: Dennis Kruk (based in Germany), Maximilian Kuehl (Germany), Kelvin Uttih (Nigeria), an individual identified as B.R. (the Netherlands), and an individual identified only by their email address: apple.id12343@gmail.com.

Booter who, now?

Stressers – also known as booters or DDoS-for-hire – are publicly available, web-based services that launch server-clogger-upper attacks for a small fee or, sometimes, none at all.

As befits the “stresser this” and “stresser that” brand names for a lot of these services – besides the stresser-stressy-stress-o-matic name mentioned in the complaint, such services have included ExoStresser, QuezStresser, Betabooter, Databooter, Instabooter, Polystress, and Zstress – DDoS-for-hire sites sell high-bandwidth internet attack services, sometimes under the guise of “stress testing.” SNG.ONE does the same: its site describes it as a “penetration testing service.”

DDoS attacks are blunt instruments that work by overwhelming targeted sites with so much traffic that nobody can reach them. They can be used to render competitor or enemy websites temporarily inoperable out of malice, lulz or profit: as in, some attackers extort site owners into paying for attacks to stop.

One example is Lizard Squad, which, until its operators were busted in 2016, rented out its LizardStresser attack service. LizardStresser was given a dose of its own medicine when it was hacked in 2015.

You might remember Lizard Squad as the Grinch who ruined gamers’ Christmas with a DDoS against the servers that power PlayStation and Xbox consoles – an attack it carried out for our own good.

For our own good, as in, the attackers didn’t feel bad: some kids would just have to spend time with their families instead of playing games, one of them said at the time.

These services, in other words, are used a lot in the online gaming world. Booter-based DDoS attack tools offer a low barrier to entry for users looking to engage in cybercrime. Indeed, hiring a service to paralyze your enemies’, your competition’s and/or your targets’ sites makes it as easy as simply handing over the money, no technical skill required… nor much money.

American Pacific Mortgage sues insurer after hacker stole funds from lender

American Pacific Mortgage sues insurer after hacker stole funds from lenderSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans American Pacific Mortgage filed a lawsuit in federal court this week against Aspen Specialty Insurance Company, claiming that the insurance company is refusing to cover a claim filed after a hacker impersonated the mortgage company’s former CEO and stole more than $75,000 from the company. In […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Woman sues international dating agency after string of bad matches

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Twitter sues U.S. Homeland Security to block probe into Trump critic’s identity

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The social media company said that allowing the department access to the person behind the @ALT_USCIS account would produce a “grave chilling effect.” Twitter filed a lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, asking the court to prevent …

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Man sues Verizon for $72m for not stopping him committing ID theft

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Man sues Verizon for $72m for not stopping him committing ID theft

Verizon Wireless has been charged with three counts – negligence, negligent training and supervision of a new hire, and violation of the plaintiff’s civil rights – by a guy who says the company’s employees should have known better than to

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Reporter Sues FBI & CIA for Info on Russian Hacking

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Reporter Sues FBI & CIA for Info on Russian Hacking

WASHINGTON (CN) — The FBI and CIA blew off a reporter’s request to fast-track his FOIA demand for intelligence agencies’ communications with members of the Electoral College about Russian interference with the recent presidential election, the reporter claims in court.

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Attorney Sues Former Partner, Ex-Judge Alleging Theft, Hacking

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Attorney Sues Former Partner, Ex-Judge Alleging Theft, Hacking

A Livingston attorney has sued his former partner and a former Superior Court judge, alleging that he was cheated out of his share of the firm’s profits and was the victim of computer hacking by attorneys at the firm.
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