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DDoS attack on US Health agency part of coordinated campaign

Just because a website offers critical public information about the COVID-19 virus pandemic doesn’t mean Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attackers won’t be out to get it.

It’s a point underscored by the news that on Sunday cybercriminals attempted to disrupt the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) website using an unidentified flood of DDoS traffic.

The HHS site is one of the first ports of call for US citizens looking for a range of health information, including HHS announcements and links to COVID-19 updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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