Hackers stop internet access in Liberia
- November 5, 2016
It has been observed that Liberia has been repeatedly cut off from the internet by hackers who target its only link to the global network. Frequent attacks up to November 3, flooded the cable link with data, making net access in bits and pieces.
Researchers have stated that the hackers are trying different ways to use huge networks of hijacked machines to overpower high-value targets. Liberia was attacked by the same group that caused web-wide disruption on October 21. Those attacks were among the biggest ever seen globally which made it hard to reach big web firms such as Reddit, Twitter and Spotify.