Monday, November 2, 2009

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Swedish Police Under Cyber Attack : DDos Hits

There have been several reporting of a Know DDos Attack on the major swedish websites , its not till yet clear what was the main aim of the attackers.

 
Swedish authorities still haven’t discovered who was behind a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack which rendered a number of major Swedish websites, including the country’s police site, inaccessible yesterday.

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“We’re the victims of an ongoing DDoS attack,”

The Local has spokesperson Linda Widmark saying, “shortly before the site, polisen.se, became accessible again at around 5pm”.

Early Thursday morning, “a client of IT service provider Basefarm fell victim to what appeared to be a deliberate hacker attack” it says, going on:

“Since then, many of the company’s other clients have also been targeted in a series of attacks which took several major Swedish news sites out of operation during the morning. ‘It seems to be some form of overload attack,” Basefarm spokesperson Jan Fredriksson told the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) newspaper’.”

Many of the Swedish websites were affected by this attack,
Later authorities Added

“He added that the incident should serve as a lesson to webmasters about the dangers of having a centralized system rather than a decentralized system,”

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