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On October 21st, a large number of websites, including some of the biggest names, were knocked off the Internet by a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. A DDoS attack occurs when thousands to millions of devices send traffic to a target, completely overloading its servers or Internet connection.

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FBI Director James Cormey says that the North Korean’s who hacked Sony were tracked because of bad operational security in their use of proxies. We saw the same thing with the take down of the Silk Road website. Few people have the skills, tools, and discipline to be 100% consistent with their anonymity. Any slip […]

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