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  • How Twitter, Amazon, and others were impacted by last Friday's DDOS attack - and what you might want to do about it.

    October 25, 2016, Kennet Westby, President and COO

    Our partner, Chertoff Group issued the following advisory. Client Advisory: October 21 distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. A major distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack recently (10/21/16) disrupted Internet communications throughout parts of the United States in several waves, and there is growing concern over a number of increasingly disruptive DDoS events that have occurred over the past several months. While facts are still unfolding, the Chertoff Group offers the following situational awareness on recent events and selected mitigation measures to consider.

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