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Something Scary, part 1

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.