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A New Age in Corporate Accountability for Data Breaches


There isn’t an industry safe from data breaches. Frombanksand credit organizations to hotel and restaurant chains,academic institutions and more, hundreds of millions of individuals have had their personal information stolen – all via the companies with whom they do business.

20 Years of DDoS


In this article, Dave Dittrich discusses the buildup to his discovery of DDoS attacks 20 years ago.

I was inspired to start a series of articles on the early history of DDoS by a few recent events. Rik Farrow interviewed me for a forthcoming issue (Fall 2019 Vol. 44, No. 3) ofUsenix;login:magazine while I was also writing up ahistory of the early days of the Honeynet Project, which refreshed my memory on a number of events in 1999-2000. I also read this MIT Technology Review article on the 20th anniversary of the “first DDoS attack” on the University of Minnesota

It took me a little while to remember that July 22wasnotthe first of the three days that the University of Minnesota spent off-line from persistent flooding. That happened almost a month later. Nor was July 22 even thestart of the build upto that event. Now seemed like a good time to clarify this history.