For the duration of last week and up until yesterday a series of hackers have taken down New York City government’s email system. That included basically all government agencies, including the FBI and NYPD, who were unable to send or receive email messages.
Commenting on this, Lancope CTO, TK Keanini, said:
“Anything connected to the Internet is subject to this kind of incident period. Readers should at the very least read this and think about their business continuity plan. A ready and prepared defender is not something the attacker is counting on Architects take note because building in resiliency from the start is all about designing with this threat model in mind. So many wait and suffer through an outage before they make the investment.”
From all the reports I’ve read it seems that no sensitive information or data was compromised during this DDOS attack.