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Huge hack ‘ugly sign of future’ for internet threats

Posted By Adan On February 12, 2014 @ 11:05 am In Old Infowars Posts Style,Science & Technology | Comments Disabled

Dave Lee
BBC
February 12, 2014

A massive attack that exploited a key vulnerability in the infrastructure of the internet is the “start of ugly things to come”, it has been warned.

Online security specialists Cloudflare said it recorded the “biggest” attack of its kind on Monday.

Hackers used weaknesses in the Network Time Protocol (NTP), a system used to synchronise computer clocks, to flood servers with huge amounts of data.

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