Online Denial of Service Attacks Are a Growing Concern

Government Technology: Last year, millions of Australians were unable to fill out mandatory Census online data forms because the government website was slammed by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. It now appears that the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) was overconfident in their ability to stop a DDoS, since the online website was brought down for several days by what is now considered to be a relatively small DDoS attack.

More recently, as reported by SC Magazine UK, government servers were forced offline in Luxembourg when they came under a DDoS attack.

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