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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.


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/


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.