(The Hosting News) – For the whole of last week, and up until this Monday, unknown hackers had knocked of New York City government’s email system. The attack was pretty ferocious, according to a City Hall source, who said that the “universal£ denial of service attack had now been contained, but there was still “ongoing malicious activity”. Almost all government agencies, including the FBI and NYPD, were unable to send or receive email messages. Some agencies set up temporary Gmail accounts so they could continue to operate.
Commenting on this, Lancope CTO, TK Keanini, said:
“Anything connected to the Internet is subject to this kind of incident period. Readers should at the very least read this and think about their business continuity plan. A ready and prepared defender is not something the attacker is counting on Architects take note because building in resiliency from the start is all about designing with this threat model in mind. So many wait and suffer through an outage before they make the investment.”