Wikipedia goes dark across europe, Middle East after DDOS attack

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September 8, 2019

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Wikipedia goes dark across europe, Middle East after DDOS attack
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LONDON: Wikipedia went offline after a cyber attack forced an international shutdown. The outage affected millions of users across Europe and in parts of the Middle East.

A spokesperson from Wikimedia Foundation blamed the “malicious attack” on “bad actors” in a blog post-Saturday.

Wikimedia’s German Twitter account confirmed that a wide-ranging distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack drove the online encyclopedia offline.

Just as a refresher for any less-techie folks out there, a DDOS attack is when hackers overwhelm a server or network with more traffic than it can handle in the hopes of shutting it down.

(Agencies)

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