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September 7, 2019


The online encyclopedia Wikipedia has announced that it has been the target of a hacking attack.
It resulted in the suspension of access to the site.

'Wikipedia has been interrupted several times as a result of a malicious attack. We are continuing to work to restore access, 'the platform announced in a statement.

A large number of users reported that late Friday night and early Saturday hours did not have access to the site. Almost the entire territory of Europe, the western parts of Russia, several countries in the Middle East, parts of the Americas were affected.

At around 8:00 pm on Friday, a massive DDOS attack began and lasted about nine hours. According to the information they use devices of the Internet of Things (IoT).
More and more consumers and companies use networked devices , which are characterized by inadequate security measures and barely receive any updates. This helps a lot of criminals to misuse foreign IoT devices for their own purposes, without the owners being aware of it.

The platform is currently available.

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