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|11th November 2013, 08:26||#1|
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Healthcare.gov may not have been hit by DoS attack
The US press is full of reports that the troubled US Healthcare.gov website appears to have been hit by a Denial of Service attack.
Despite huge amounts of dosh thrown at the site, Healthcare.gov has been plagued with problems since launching on October 1.
This week Security software provider Arbor Networks commented that there were rumors of a new denial-of-service attack crashing the federal online healthcare exchange site but wondered why anyone would say that.
But to be fair to Arbor, a DoS attack is the sort of thing that it was expecting and it had lots of defenses in place to stop it. It is not even sure that a DoS attack is actually happening.
Writing in their bog Arbor researchers said that this particular attack is "unlikely to succeed in affecting the availability of the healthcare.gov site."
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