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BIGGEST DDoS ATTACK TO DATE

Sep 29, 2016

Category: Network Security, Cybersecurity, Hack, DDoS, Breach, Alerts

Disaster struck on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, when the record for the Largest DDoS attack was broken. The assault on ‘‘Krebs on Security’’ left engineers at Akamai,the company that protects “krebsonsecurity.com”, bewildered.  Workers at Akamai watched the traffic being directed to their website drastically increase, which left engineers needing to act fast. Engineers worked endlessly to secure ...

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"Hackers For Hire"

The term “hackers” dates back to the 1960s at MIT.  “Hacker” is used to describe extremely skilled individuals that practiced hardcore programming in FORTRAN and other older languages (HelpNet Security). In today’s society, when someone speaks of a “hacker”, we automatically assume that the person was trying to do something illegal and perform a major scam or breach into a network. The term ...

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