Expert On News: Italy’s Social Security Website Hit By Hacker Attack, Hitting The Most Vulnerable

Computer hackers have attacked Italy’s social security website, forcing it to shut down on Wednesday just as people were starting to apply for coronavirus benefits, the head of the welfare agency said.


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Ilia Kolochenko, Founder and CEO,  ImmuniWeb
April 03, 2020
Hence, even a tiny botnet is now apt to substantially disrupt the website’s availability and performance.
The currently available official information is insufficient to make conclusions, though it seems that we are dealing with a DDoS attack. Notwithstanding that the website is already tremendously overloaded with legitimate users desperately seeking help among this unprecedentedly disastrous crisis. Hence, even a tiny botnet is now apt to substantially disrupt the website’s availability and perfor ....
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