Tuesday, 14 January 2014

These Are The 5 Biggest Cyber Attacks In History That Shocked The Whole World !



5 Biggest Cyber Attacks In History


1> Titan Rain

The US Military Intel was the target of the attack initiated in China. The attack was discovered by Shawn Carpenter from Sandia National Laboratories in 2004. FBI named the attack Titan Rain. A few sensitive computer networks were hacked, including those belonging to the US Military and NASA. Not only IT systems were broken, but computers were infected with malware that made it possible to assault databases in future. Can you believe it! This is a true espionage story on an international level! Amazing! The attack was localized, but the FBI guys were scared as hell. Some people claim this is the biggest cyber attack in the modern history. P.S. The guy who discovered the attack was eventually fired. :(

2> Moonlight Maze

Russia vs the US. The cold war continues. From 1998, during 2 years, NASA, Pentagon and the Department of Energy were reporting data leakage from their information systems. Even some universities claimed they noticed intrusion to their databases. Russia still denies its involvement (c’mon, we know that’s you!).

3> Presidential Espionage

Even presidents can become victims of cyberpunks. Obama and McCain suspected one another of espionage. However, it was a problem that turned out to be much bigger than everyone could think. FBI found international traces and confiscated computers and all electronic devices used in the campaign in both camps. Russia or China were the main suspects but nobody claimed the responsibility for these attacks.

4> 750,000 American zombies

A Chinese hacker group, supposedly supported by the government, assaulted US computer networks at all possible levels. The goal of the attack was to infect PCs with malware that can be activated later. As a result, there were 750,000 zombified computers that could be used in DDoS attacks. Hackers used email with some attractive offers compelling users to open up emails.

5> Worldwide Web Slowdown

It is the most recent attack, reported in March 2013 According to security experts, the DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack is considered to be the biggest in the history of Internet, ranging to almost 300GB/s. Based on reports, the attack was initiated against Spamhaus, a non-profit organization based in London and Geneva that maintains a list of databases of server involved in malicious delivery of emails, spams and unwanted content. It is after them having blocked the servers maintained by Cyberbunker a web host, the attack was said to have initiated. .Attack Targeted Whole Globe and causing many connection failures on secure servers, The attack is considered to be large enough for even Government systems to be taken down easily.

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