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Something Scary, part 1

Halloween is coming, so here’s something really scary – a live map showing you Top DDoS attacks happening across the planet.

DDoS = Distributed Denial of Service. The “bad guys” collect a whole slew of computers and processors that they have wrangled control of, and command them all to try and get information from a particular server or website, all at the same time.

This, of course, makes the site either really slow or causes it to crash.

https://www.digitalattackmap.com/


Here is another map that shows unprotected databases that Comparitech has found on the internet.

View it here: https://www.comparitech.com/ransomware-attack-map/

https://www.comparitech.com/ransomware-attack-map/

Why would someone hack my old PC?

There is potentially a lot of useful / sellable info on that old PC that you haven’t used in a while.

What your old hacked PC can be used for by the “bad guys”

This is from https://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/10/the-scrap-value-of-a-hacked-pc-revisited/

There’s a lot of bad actors online, but there are indeed things you can do to be safer. Watch the tech site for more articles, coming soon.