[ISN] Toronto Police Service website down after DDoS attack

http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2014/11/24/toronto_police_service_website_down_after_ddos_attack.html By Nick Westoll Staff Reporter Nov 24 2014 The Toronto Police Service website went down on Sunday evening after a Twitter user threatened to hack it. According to police, the site was the subject of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. Twitter user @AerithTOR claimed responsibility for the attack on the social networking site. A DDoS attack floods a website with several requests and if the website’s server cannot handle the volume of requests, the website crashes. […]




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