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Thai government websites offline in a DDoS attack

Thai government websites offline in a DDoS attack

02-10-2015 14:28:27

The websites of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ministry, the state-owned CAT Telecom and the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) have suffered outage. Later, the main government’s website also went offline. The sites were rendered inactive at about 10pm local time on Wednesday, 30 September but were restored by the next day. The cyber-attacks are appeared to be a protest against the government’s plan to limit access to sites deemed inappropriate.  

A DDoS attack works by exceeding a website's capacity to handle internet traffic. They are usually orchestrated by a program or bot and it is hard to detected. An attacker may use your computer to conduct attacks by taking control of your device (also smartphone or tablet). He or she could then force your computer to send huge amounts of data to a website or send spam to particular email addresses.

Unfortunately, there are no one good way to avoid being the victim of DDoS attacks. You could take some steps to reduce the likelihood that an attacker will use your device: install the anti-virus software; install firewall, reduce SPAM in your inbox by carefully distribution of your email address.

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