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U.S. court system also plagued by cyber attacks, as threat risk grows

Unknown cyber attackers hit the U.S. court system, temporarily disrupting service - and an investigation is now underway.

Published Sat, Jan 25 2014 10:10 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

An organized denial-of-service attack recently targeted the U.S. federal court system, temporarily stopping access to government websites, according to media reports. Specifically targeting uscourts.gov and other federal court websites, lawmakers were unable to access and upload legal documents, according to someone in the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

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The U.S. Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security didn't confirm the cyber attack, though U.S. government agencies are under continued attacks. The U.S. federal court, which handles its own cyber security, didn't disclose where the cyber attacks originated from. Additional details of the brief cyber attack remain unknown, in yet another incident that disrupts U.S. activity.

There is growing concern, especially from foreign-based cyber threats, as the U.S. infrastructure is increasingly targeted.

NEWS SOURCE:politico.com

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