Watch Out for the Echo Effect

On Friday, 21 October 2016, many internet users could not reach marquee internet destinations like Amazon Web Services, Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, Slack, PayPal, and many others. Why not? Dyn, a large Domain Name Service (DNS) provider, was under attack. One of the follow-on effects will be anxiety amongst internet users, scared that such a breach may well have hidden other nefarious activity elsewhere, including at those very marquee sites. That anxiety can create better-than-average phishing opportunities for hackers!
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