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Internet Security & Cyber Crime Threats: Internet Outage Affected Online Firms

by Editor (editor), , January 09, 2017

After reading the threats of cyber-crime and internet security we got scared about our data and recently the problem has been taken place in form of Internet Outage.

The technology is leading the world, and the era of digitization has taken a step forward to make the things easier. The web development technology and web development companies have changed the scenario of the technical world. Many time while accessing the data over the internet a thought will always occur, that our data is safe or not. After reading the threats of cyber-crime and internet security we got scared about our data and recently the problem has been taken place in form of Internet Outage.

A major internet outage affected many of the online firms recently, with websites including Twitter, Netflix, Reddit, PayPal, eBay, down for long stretches, other online services like PlayStation network also affected by the internet outage. Google and Facebook remained unaffected. This giant disruption was the result of a coordinated assault that powers some of the infrastructures that powers the internet.

DYN is a company which hosts the crucial web directories that are known as the DNS (domain name system). It had been suffered a sustained DDoS (distributed denial of services) attacks, leading many people intermittently to lose access to specific sites, or to the internet entirely.

Now let you define what is the term DDoS attack:

DDoS attack is when a malicious computer finds a network of zombie computer to damage a specific website. The attack takes place when malicious users tell all the zombie computers to contact a particular website or server over and over again that increase in the volume of traffic and overloads websites or server results in the slow speed for the authentic users or sometimes shut down the website or server completely.

Due to these attacks, it could be possible that the attacker could take control over your computer due to the security vulnerability. Then the attacker forces your computer to send data in a huge amount on a website or send spam to specific email addresses. The attacks are distributed to launch the DDoS Attacks because the attacker is using multiple computers including yours.

The attack affected many fortune firms and companies and users all over the world associated with the DYN. Later on, the issues were resolved by DYN's team.

Always be careful while using the internet, be protective about the devices and data. Always use and maintain anti-virus software for the systems. Be cautious when you notice your internet processing slowly than usual.



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