Tag Archives: Government sites

Silicon Republic reports:

Serious questions are being asked of the security of Ireland’s websites following a week of regular distributed denial of service attacks against Government websites, the lotto and Boards.ie.

What exactly is going on? In the space of a week, Irish websites have found themselves inundated with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that once again, as of today (22 January), a number of Irish Governmental websites are down with confirmation from those attacked.

Once the vestige of pranksters, DDoS attacks which flood a website’s servers with fake traffic from multiple points to shut down the website are now cosndered criminal behaviour with those found to be perpetrating such crimes usually facing harsh punishments.

Hmmmm.

Anyone?

Irish Govt and private sites being inundated with DDoS attacks (Colm Gorey, Silicon Republic)

Lotto ticket terminals brought down by cyber attack (Irish Times, Wednesday)