Note: A botnet is a group of gadgets that hackers have taken over without the owners’ knowledge. The hackers seize control of unwitting gadgets with a virus or malware and then use the network of infected computers to perform large-scale hacks or scams.If you can recall, back in 2016, a massive DDoS cyberattack was launched against the internet infrastructure company Dyn and it crippled major websites like Twitter, Spotify, Amazon, Netflix, CNN and PayPal from being accessed by millions of users.Governments, thieves and third-party hacking groups are constantly chipping away at each other’s computer hard drives and servers in search of valuable information or to maliciously bring them down. And now, similar to a real-life video game, there’s a way for you to watch these attacks happen with today’s Cool Site.
Every day, the world is under constant threat of cyberattacks. Data breaches, spam emails, identity theft – there are probably millions of attacks going off at any given minute. One attack, in particular, can be devastating since it targets critical web services and can shut down the internet for a vast majority of people.I’m talking about the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, of course.DDoS attacks occur when servers are overwhelmed with more traffic than they can handle. These types of attacks are performed with something called a botnet.
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