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University of Alaska internet outage caused by denial of service attack

2014/08/21

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - (Alaska) University of Alaska campuses in Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Juneau experienced a network outage for several hours August 20 after hackers targeted the university's servers with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that came from multiple sources and consumed 490,000 of 500,000 available sessions on the university's firewall. The outage caused off-campus users to lose access to the university's Web sites and blocked Internet access for on-campus users.

Source: http://www.newsminer.com/news/local_news/university-of-alaska-internet-outage-caused-by-denial-of-service/article_a44f2834-2905-11e4-939e-0017a43b2370.html

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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