Minnesota courts website under DDoS attack last month

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According to the Judicial Branch, Minnesota courts website was shut down for 10 days in December because of DDoS attacks from Asia and Canada.

Minnesota courts website was eventually completely shut down from Dec. 21 to 31 to add additional safeguard features to their website.

According to Jeff Shorba, state court administrator, Hackers didn’t try to breach private data of mncourts.gov, but they block access to the site. After the attack on Dec 21, the website increase its security and restored Dec 31.

After restoring the website other day, staff of mncourts.gov detected another attack.

“This time, however, the newly installed safeguards allowed the site to remain accessible to the public throughout the attack,” Shorba added.

Court spokesman Beau Berentson told the Associated Press that state officials have no indication why the site was targeted.

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William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

One thought on “Minnesota courts website under DDoS attack last month

  • January 23, 2016 at 7:02 pm
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    Damn Chinese ! Using spoofed IP’s and firing on ports 3306 SQL with TCP amplification and port 80 with NTP.
    100 Gbps of total amplification. Rotten bastards.

    Anonymous Legion 🙂

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