Biggest Internet Attack Yet As Cybersecurity Bill Introduced in House
Expert declares “someone’s got a big, new cannon” and attack is start of “ugly things to come”
February 11, 2014
A huge denial of service attack occurred earlier today. It exploited a key vulnerability in the infrastructure of the internet, according to online experts, and presages things to come.
Government now announces it partakes in DDoS attacks against hacktivists.
Hackers took advantage of a weakness in the Network Time Protocol, a system designed to synchronize computer clocks. The exploit sent a massive amount of data to servers.
It was predicted this technology would be compromised and allow the introduction of malicious attacks, according to Cloudfare, a content delivery network and distributed domain name server service.
CEO Matthew Prince posted a response to the attack on Twitter. He said that “someone’s got a big, new cannon” and the attack was the “start of ugly things to come.”
The mysterious attack arrived several days after the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act worked its way to the House floor. The legislation has unanimous approval of Republicans and Democrats.