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The Most Vicious Cyber Attacks in Recent History

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When you take a look at recent cyber attacks and realize how often they occur, and how little is done to either stop the perpetrators, you’ll see that cyber crime isn’t just something from science fiction. Types of cyber attacks can vary from a DDoS (where a server is hit with a bunch of information at once, crashing it), to malware that records information silently, or even a Trojan horse that siphons money into an anonymous account. You’ll find examples of all three, and more, on this list of the most vicious cyber attacks in recent history.

You’re probably asking yourself, “What is a cyber attack?” Unfortunately, the answer is pretty vague. A cyber attack can be any way that a hacker, or group of hackers decide they want to destroy a system, steal information, or cause general mischief. The cyber attack definition ranges from having pizzas sent to an unsuspecting person’s home to stealing the information of 40 million people from a large store like Target. The wide breadth of cyber crime is harrowing in its density, but this list will try to put some of the most recent cyber attacks into perspective.

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