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Federal Goverment Hunkers Down for Massive Cyber Attack Tuesday

 
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Federal Goverment Hunkers Down for Massive Cyber Attack Tuesday
WASHINGTON — The federal government is preparing for a large-scale cyberattack on government accounts Tuesday as federal officials try to learn the lessons from the Associated Press hacking that sent stocks into a brief but expensive tailspin last month.

A senior federal official shared documents with BuzzFeed Monday that show the government is warning agencies that a cyber assault Tuesday could affect agencies across the the federal government.

"On 7 May 2013, a group of mostly Middle East- and North Africa-based criminal hackers are preparing to launch a cyber attack campaign known as 'OpUSA' against websites of high-profile US Government agencies, financial institutions, and commercial entities," reads a warning sent across federal agencies earlier this month. "The attacks likely will result in limited disruptions and mostly consist of nuisance-level attacks against publicly accessible webpages and possibly data exploitation. Independent of the success of the attacks, the criminal hackers likely will

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Re: Federal Goverment Hunkers Down for Massive Cyber Attack Tuesday
Network attacks 90.4 percent above normal.

Click on "attacks" above the map.

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