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After 4-day cyberattack, Library of Congress returning to normal

21
Jul
2016
After 4-day cyberattack, Library of Congress returning to normal

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The Library of Congress computer systems have returned to normal after facing a four-day long cyber attack.  Library Director of Communications Gayle Osterberg would not comment about the origin of the attack, but praised the IT department’s efforts to keep the agency afloat. The attack began Sunday and caused intermittent outages of service for websites and agencies under the Library’s umbrella, including the U.S. Copyright Office.

In what is known as a distributed denial of service attack, a vast network of computers contacts a target at the same time, overwhelming it with traffic.

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