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Facebook denial of Lizard Squad DDoS cyberattack

by | Jan 31, 2015

Facebook denial of Lizard Squad DDoS cyberattack

Just about everyone is familiar with the social media Facebook and when the social media shows inactivity for even a brief moment it raises eyebrows including questions from many. Well a few days ago Facebook literally went offline and every user felt the social media freeze due to a Denial of Service attack. The beginning rumors about this activity were things such as technical trouble being the cause and it was something simple. What news came out later on is quite disturbing; Facebook received a DDoS by the hacker group Lizard Squad.

It was not only one site attacked but both the personal computer and the mobile site that felt the DDoS (Denial of Service) attack. After this DDoS took place a message appeared on a Twitter account proudly saying they caused the problem Facebook began to experience. The most interesting issue with this matter is Facebook denies the social media down being caused by a cyberattack and it raises the question as to why the company will not admit if this DDoS has taken place. Facebook provides the following statement on the matter,
“This was not the result of a third-party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems. We moved quickly to fix the problem, and both services are back to 100 percent for everyone.”

One would think if a company has been attacked and the security has been breached in some way the truth would be stated and the company would come forward with stating what actually took place. In the case of Facebook, there has been a choice to make the above statement for some reason and not speak about what actually happened. It does make someone wonder if the company has more ego than they do in strength when managing daily operations. This type of occurrence does raise another interesting question of a different type which is why there are persons or groups with strong beliefs who feel they must carry out this DDOS cyberattack action against companies. Licensed small business owners and large companies are permitted to perform business in the United States following strict rules within the state they are based in. All business owners are aware the actions which take place should be professional and ethical. Consumers are also aware if a business does something incorrect there are certain steps that must be followed (terms and policy rules) to achieve an end result. It is up to a special section of the legal system and that ensures both customers and business operations are balanced.

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