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DDoS attacks skyrocket: Akamai State of Internet Report

Brian Karlovsky | Oct. 27, 2014
Phishing attacks target Google Enterprise users.

With this information, hacktivists successfully compromised third-party content feeds on popular media websites, such as CNN, the Associated Press and others. The highest profile group of hacktivists targeting third-party content providers is the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), which typically sends emails with a falsified link to a large number of employees in a targeted company or its third-party content provider.

Users who click the link are presented with what looks like a login screen to harvest the user's sign-in credentials in a form of identity theft.

 

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