Today, 08:54 PM
Maybe next time Hillary would consider other possible culprits when she names suspected countries that may have hacked DNC emails:
Hackers hit reporter with record-breaking attack
By Joe Uchill - 09/21/16 01:47 PM EDT
Cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs may be the victim of the largest distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in the history of the internet.
Whoever orchestrated the attack set the record earlier this week.
DDoS attacks flood servers with so much traffic that they can no longer function. As of last year, the record for this kind of attack was around 300 gigabits per second — enough bandwidth to send the English text of Wikipedia twice every three seconds. Earlier this year, the BBC reportedly suffered a 602 Gbps attack.
Krebs claims his recent attack capped out at 665 Gbps.
“I suppose it is an honor to be attacked like this,” said Krebs. “My gamer friends would say I’ve unlocked that level.”Krebs, a former Washington Post reporter, now runs his own site, Krebs on Security. He is well known for identifying data breaches — often before the victims do — by scouring the dark web for sales of new leaked data.