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September 13, 2017

Why Hacking Is The Greatest Threat Facing Our World Today

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A British YouTuber who goes by the sobriquet, Thoughty2 shares with us: Why Hacking Is The Greatest Threat Facing Our World Today.

April 2, 2016

15 Worst Computer Viruses In History

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At the moment, there are a lot of malware lurking in cyberspace.

December 28, 2014

Good News For Gamers: Sony PlayStation Is Back Online!

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Unfortunately, a cyberattack had halted the operations of Sony's PlayStation Network; which had ruined the Christmas for some children.

The Vice President of Consumer Experience, Catherine Jensen, had this to say:

"PlayStation Network is back online, as you probably know, PlayStation Network and some other gaming services were attacked over the holidays with artificially high levels of traffic designed to disrupt connectivity and online gameplay. This may have prevented your access to the network and its services over the last few days."

Microsoft also felt the brunt of the hackers; they crippled the the online network for the Xbox game system (Which Microsoft restored on Friday).

A group of hackers that refer to themselves as, Lizard Squad accepted responsibility for the attack; they boasted on Twitter that they had overwhelmed the servers of Sony and Microsoft with bogus traffic; the technique used is known as, a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.

Well, it is nice to know that online gaming is back to normal for both Sony and Microsoft. However, I hoped that those technological giants learned their lesson well and masterminded new and improved methods of protecting their systems from hackers.

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