Hackers Mount Denial-of-Service Attack With Computer Clock Tool

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"Hackers used a weakness in the Internet system that sets the time on computers' clocks in order to overload a victim's servers with traffic, in what is reportedly the largest-ever such cyberattack...

Matthew Prince, co-founder and cEO of DDoS-protection company CloudFlare, reported the "very big" DDoS attack via a tweet on Monday evening.

According to Prince, hackers targeted a flaw in the Network Time Protocol (NTP), which is a system used to synchronize the clocks of Internet-connected devices, to overwhelm the victim's servers with bogus requests." -- NBC News

Hackers Mount Denial-of-Service Attack With Computer Clock Tool -- NBC News
 
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