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Hackers Mount Denial-of-Service Attack With Computer Clock Tool

Hackers used a weakness in the Internet system that sets the time on computers’ clocks in order to overload a victim’s servers with traffic, in what is reportedly the largest-ever such cyberattack.

The common hacking method is called a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, in which Web services receive so much traffic that they either slow down or crash.

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