Recent Cyberattack Targeting Major Websites Increases the Need for Cybersecurity More Than Ever

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Major Cyber Security Attacks

[vc_row el_class=”blog-link”][vc_column][vc_column_text]A couple weeks ago the Internet witnessed a massive series of cyberattacks that knocked many popular websites like Amazon, Netflix, Reddit, Twitter, and Spotify offline. The target of these attacks was Dyn, a company that provides the Domain Name Services (DNS) for many of these high traffic websites. By targeting Dyn rather than each individual site the hackers could take down a multitude of websites at once, which is exactly what happened Friday, October 21.

To facilitate this cyberattack, the hackers accessed the Internet of Things, or any “smart object” connected to the internet. These things range from wifi-connected cameras refrigerators and even children’s toys that access the internet. All these things were made into a network of bots that attacked Dyn, causing many websites’ domains to stop working. The cyberattack was so severe that the Department of Homeland Security stepped in, and the FBI is investigating the cause behind the hacks. Currently no one has claimed responsibility for these attacks.

Website hacks are becoming increasingly common and sophisticated. This recent cyberattack serves as an alarming indication of just how vulnerable the internet is, and shows us how important strong cybersecurity is. At Tight Line Productions (TLP) we have carefully selected Piranha web hosting to keep our clients’ websites secure. This sophisticated web hosting server offers many benefits including a 99.9% uptime, automatic backups, 24/7 monitoring and more.

We take cybersecurity seriously, and go the extra step to protect every website we host. For more information on cyberattacks and how we can protect you, check out our previous post “Battling Website Security: Hacked Websites on the Rise.” This article goes into detail about what happens if your site is hacked and the long term consequences of a hack.

We are a full-service advertising agency in Melbourne, FL and have been serving Brevard County for over 20 years. Our dedicated web hosting and SEO plans will help protect your website from malicious attacks, keeping your website ranking high on Google and other search engines. We also offer a variety of other marketing services including custom website development, video production, digital and terrestrial advertising and more. Contact us today to see how we can help grow your business and keep your website secure.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]