When a DDoS Attack Isn't a DDoS AttackAudio Report: ISMG Editors Analyze the Latest Developments
A lesson from down under: A report on unintentionally creating a distributed-denial-of-service attack aimed at oneself highlights the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report.
In this report, you'll hear:
- ISMG Security and Technology Editor Jeremy Kirk explain that how an attack - labeled as a DDoS incident by Australian government leaders - caused the government to shut down a census website because of a dramatic increase in traffic that some experts contend was self-induced;
- HealthcareInfoSecurity Executive Editor Marianne Kolbasuk McGee discuss why some healthcare providers implement more stringent requirements on patient records exchange than the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act requires; and
- Why House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi warned her colleagues to be careful about letting family members read their text messages after her phone number was exposed by a hacker.
The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Tuesdays and Fridays. Be sure to check out our Aug. 9 and Aug. 12 reports, which respectively analyze the reopening of the encryption bypass debate and threats posed by Russian hackers. The next ISMG Security Report will be Friday, Aug. 19.