The UK’s 14 worst DDoS attacks – hacktivism, extortion and plain malice

John E Dunn
John E Dunn

John E Dunn

John is one of the cofounders of Techworld, having previously edited several technology titles including Network World, Network Week and LAN Magazine.

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DDoS attacks are often seen as a global phenomenon that affects ISPs and large datacentres. But the daily damage is done by much smaller attacks on vulnerable, sometimes poorly defended resources such as websites belonging to well-known organisations. The UK has had more than its fair share of such attacks with hacktivism and occasionally extortion the main motivations. Here we chart some of the worst attacks that have affected UK organisations in recent years.

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