Report: Same cyberattack that crippled Twitter used against Trump and Clinton


Remember the malicious botnet that temporarily brought down a slew of services including Twitter, Spotify and SoundCloud last month? The exploit was used in an effort to take down the campaign websites of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, security researchers say. 

Together, Trump and Clinton’s websites were targeted a total of four times between Nov. 6 and Nov. 7, according to analysts at security firm Flashpoint. The attacks were carried out by “unsophisticated actors,” the company says.  

None of the attacks were successful in bringing down either candidate’s site and Flashpoint notes the botnet — the result of a compromised Internet of Things — is getting weaker and less effective.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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