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Last week’s record-breaking Internet attack came from 100,000 enslaved Web devices

Last Friday’s cyberattack, which took down Twitter, Netflix, Reddit, and other popular websites for hours across the country, originated from 100,000 Web-enabled devices harnessed together by a malicious software program. That’s the conclusion of Dyn, the New Hampshire company that manages a significant portion of the Internet’s infrastructure and was the target of the attack. “This […]

Hackers attack Arizona and Illinois election computer systems

The FBI is investigating the suspected hacking of the election computer systems in at least two US states by a foreign agent and has warned other states to watch out for potential intrusions. Officials in Arizona and Illinois confirmed that their systems had been the subject of cyber attacks in July, with information about as […]