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Slack hacked, compromising users' profile data

March 30, 2015 | ZACH MINERS

The popular group chat tool Slack suffered a hack of its central database last month, the company admitted Friday, potentially compromising users' profile information like log-on data, email addresses and phone numbers.

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'Largest DDoS attack' in GitHub's history targets anticensorship projects

March 30, 2015 | MS. SMITH

GitHub has been hammered by a continuous DDoS attack for three days. It's the "largest DDoS attack in github.com's history." The attack is aimed at anti-censorship GreatFire and CN-NYTimes projects, but affected all of GitHub; the traffic is coming from China as attackers are reportedly using China's search engine Baidu for the purpose of "HTTP hijacking."

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DDOS attacks less frequent last year, more dangerous

March 30, 2015 | MARIA KOROLOV

The total number of distributed denial of service attacks declined steadily last year, from more than 450,000 attacks in the first quarter to fewer than 150,000 in the fourth quarter -- but the size and complexity of the average attack both increased, according to a new report from Black Lotus Communications.

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