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Cyberattack deals crippling blow to Canadian government websites

A cyberattack crashed federal government websites and e-mail for nearly two hours Wednesday – an incident that raises questions about how capable Ottawa’s computer systems are of withstanding a sustained assault on their security. The attack began some time after noon ET and individuals purporting to be part of the hackivist group Anonymous later claimed responsibility, …

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DDoS Attack Update: Idaho Teen Faces Felony Charges After Unleashing a DDoS Attack on School District

In May 15, KTVB reported that a student recently launched a cyber-attack on one of Idaho’s largest school districts. The attack, which was identified as a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), practically rendered the entire district’s internet unable to function. The attack was so powerful that it caused internet problems for the affected school district …

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Teen hires hacker to take down school district IT systems

A 17-year old boy from Idaho has been accused of paying a hacker to launch DDoS attacks against his school district. The teen reportedly hired a third party to organise a week’s worth of distributed denial-of-service campaigns this month against the West Ada school district – the largest educational district in the state. The cyberattacks affected networks …

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