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Disgruntled Gamer ‘Likely’ Behind October US Hacking: Expert

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Nov
2016
Disgruntled Gamer ‘Likely’ Behind October US Hacking: Expert

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The hacker who shut down large parts of the US internet last month was probably a disgruntled gamer, said an expert whose company closely monitored the attack Wednesday.

Dale Drew, chief security officer for Level 3 Communications, which mapped out how the October 21 attack took place, told a Congressional panel that the person had rented time on a botnet — a network of web-connected machines that can be manipulated with malware — to level the attack.

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