Halloween is coming, so here’s something really scary – a live map showing you Top DDoS attacks happening across the planet.
DDoS = Distributed Denial of Service. The “bad guys” collect a whole slew of computers and processors that they have wrangled control of, and command them all to try and get information from a particular server or website, all at the same time.
This, of course, makes the site either really slow or causes it to crash.
Many people use the same password at difference sites – including for their email. So if your account info was among those hacked in the many online data thefts over the last few years, those passwords may be floating around.