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Hackers crash Ancestry.com

Hackers crash Ancestry.com
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You know how I like looking into my family heritage. I'm like you - I have a curiosity and respect for where I came from. But somebody out there doesn't feel the same way.

Ancestry.com, a genealogy website, was temporarily shut down by hackers earlier this week in a distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attack.

The Provo, Utah-based company said Ancestry.com and its sister site, Findagrave.com, were targeted on Monday in the attack that flooded servers with traffic and caused them to crash.

In a post on Ancestry's Facebook page on Wednesday, the company said some features had been disabled as a precaution and asked users for patience while the service was completely restored.

Ancestry says no consumer data or information was compromised.

Unless you're running a website yourself, you're unlikely to find yourself in the middle of a DDoS attack. But hackers and bad guys will try to get to your personal computer if you let them. Don't let them - get hacker-proof protection for your computer today.

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Source: Reuters
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