CAO attack shows need for action on cybercrime

“An attack last week on the Central Applications Office (CAO) website left thousands of worried students unable to gain access to the site to accept their third-level offers. Reports suggest that this was a ‘denial of service’ attack: an attack which floods a website with fake traffic, slowing it down or causing it to crash …” (more)

[TJ McIntyre, Sunday Business Post, 29 August]

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