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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
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