Most world-renowned websites are paralyzed and seem to be a network failure associated with the world. Many well-known websites, including USPS (US Postal Service), Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Etsy, have been attacked, and Twitter and WhatsApp seem to have some problems.
The cause of the current failure is not clear, and somehow only a specific user group is attacked. Whether these faults are related or related or not can not be confirmed.
Facebook has acknowledged the existence of the fault, although no details of the cause of the problem have been given. The company wrote on Twitter: “We are aware that some users have problems logging into Facebook and their apps, and the staff is working hard to get the problem resolved as quickly as possible.”
In 2016, there was also a bad attack on many large websites around the world that served online content. Website operations such as Reddit, Spotify and Twitter were stagnant. According to reports, the first wave of hacking occurred at about 7:10 am on the same day, the staff carried out a repair, and resumed operations around 9:30 am. However, at 11:52 am, a second wave of attacks occurred. The third attack occurred at 5 pm.
It was later discovered that the incident was related to a botnet, which, without permission, controlled a large number of home network devices to attack a portion of the Internet, rendering it inaccessible. This type of attack is known as a DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack, which causes most network infrastructure to crash by initiating large numbers of data requests. Because most well-known large network companies use the same underlying infrastructure, a single failure can immediately lead to a wide range of network failures, just as a butterfly wing can cause a storm. For example, Google Cloud Services and Amazon Cloud Services have had problems, and most well-known websites have been affected.
The following small series gives you a list of five well-known hacker attacks.
1, the earthquake network virus (Stuxnet)
The shock virus is a latent virus that has delayed Iran’s nuclear program for two years and brought the project to the ditch. According to security experts, the virus was jointly developed by the US Department of Defense and Israel to invade Iran’s nuclear network and obtain relevant information. Many nuclear facility components are malfunctioning due to it.
2, Sony PSN
In 2011, Sony PSN was hacked, and millions of users’ accounts and passwords were stolen and uploaded to the network. This attack caused the PSN to be unavailable for several days, and the paying user could not play online games for at least one month. The speculation is that Sony sued a 19-year-old hacker named GeoHotz. The incident affected 77 million users and Sony’s brand reputation was also affected. In the end, Sony made compensation with free gift customers.
The virus was discovered around 2008, targeting Microsoft’s Windows operating system and exploiting security vulnerabilities to guess administrator passwords. The virus became famous because it runs on all Windows systems, no matter which system version. Millions of computers are infected with this virus, which experts say is the most serious virus infection after SQL Slammer.
In August 2009, almost all social networks, including blogs, were interrupted by severe server attacks. It was later discovered that the target was a blogger named Cyxymu, who wrote content against the Russian government. Therefore, some people think that the action is funded by the Russian government.
5, Robert Tappan
In 1988, Cornell University graduate Robert Tappan developed a self-imitation worm (the first worm in Internet history) and gave it the mission of determining the size of the Internet. But the worm’s replication is uncontrolled, not only infecting thousands of computers, but also causing millions of dollars in damage. Eventually he was accused of “violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act” and was fined $10,000 and 400 hours of community service.