No speculation on who coudl be behind the attacks? Someone testing a technique on a target that doesn't have the resources to track them down? State sponsered or more run of the mill criminals who didn't get their pay off? Would say Apple fans hitting back but I doubt Tim Cook would even notice if Apple's cash reserves went down by £8,000,000,000.
A number of Irish government-related and public sector websites were knocked offline by an apparent DDoS attack on Friday morning. The latest assaults follow apparently similar web attacks on the popular boards.ie discussion boards (bang) and the Irish National Lottery earlier (wallop) this week. At the time of first of the …
Friday 22nd January 2016 18:22 GMT Mage
Wouldn't Brussels be a more likely target than too friendly to USA Megacorps Ireland?
Or maybe it's someone that doesn't like Ireland for harbouring the EU & EMEA HQs, and sometimes world except USA HQs of USA corps.
Actually most USA Corps are able to avoid Corporate Tax no matter where they are (Starbucks, Amazon etc) and the real reason for the Irish based operations is the pathetic enforcement of regulations in Ireland (c.f. Financial Regulator and Irish Nationwide and Anglo Irish Bank, or Communication Regulator and anyone, or ASAI for adverts standards or the Government Consumer protection etc ..,)
Saturday 23rd January 2016 17:33 GMT John Brown (no body)
Re: Apple Fans?
"Wouldn't Brussels be a more likely target than too friendly to USA Megacorps Ireland?"
Maybe someone isn't happy about MS Ireland not providing certain data that a certain government TLA has demanded?
Nice IT infrastructure you have there, it'd be a shame if something happened to it. Now, about those emails we'd like a copy of...
Friday 22nd January 2016 17:12 GMT Mike Banahan
Friday 22nd January 2016 18:16 GMT Mage
Friday 22nd January 2016 21:26 GMT Slx
It's also a very unsophisticated attack. DDoS is effectively just crude flooding, so they're not exactly testing or proving anything other than server capacity and ability to filter stupid nonsense requests.
All this is doing is costing *me* money via my taxes and impacting services I use every day.
It's about as clever as making prank phone calls to a reception desk over and over.
Saturday 2nd April 2016 03:57 GMT rtb61
Well to be fair the government of Ireland is actively involved in economic terrorist activities by cutting licence fee taxes in order to steal other countries social services. Those countries generate the revenue only to see it stolen by Ireland with discounted licensing tax and profit off shoring.
Technically those governments being targeted by Irish economic terrorism should take far more aggressive action, with total trade blocks, cessation of currency exchange, as well as forbidden access to targeted nations by Irish citizens, they are responsible for that government and they should be forced to acknowledge that.