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Everything We Know About The Cyber Attack That Crippled America’s Internet

Everything We Know About The Cyber Attack That Crippled America’s Internet

Friday’s DDoS attack on Dyn’s domain name servers was unprecedented. The attack utilised a botnet made up of “internet of things” (IoT) devices (think: Smart TV’s, DVRs and internet-connected cameras) to take down a major piece of internet infrastructure. The result? For most of Friday, people across the United States…

ISIS Sucks At Hacking

ISIS Sucks At Hacking

A band of vandals is taking credit for doxxing some 1,400 American military and government personnel. Identifying themselves as the Islamic State’s “hacking division,” the group is telling its followers to “act and kill” the infidels. That threat rings somewhat hollow — because ISIS is bad at hacking.