Stop blaming Hillary Clinton for cyber attack on Verrit

From the past couple of days, there has been ‘n’ number of media reports blaming former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for a cyber attack on Verrit. Many of these sources said that as soon as the lady endorsed the social media platform meant for her political supporters, it became a victim of cyber attack.

But the reality is different and is not at all connected to Mrs. Clinton’s endorsement in any way.

Verrit founder and Democratic operative Peter Daou said that his website went offline due to a DDoS attack. But at the same time, the start-up founder also disclosed that the social media platform fell prey to Distributed Denial of Service attack on Wednesday last week and not from the moment the former president endorsed it and introduced it to the world.

“Cyber attacks on social media platforms are common these days as hackers try to hit the vulnerable access points to gain control of the database. In a similar manner, Verrit also started to experience cyber attacks in the form of DDoS from last Wednesday. As soon as Verrit was promoted to the world by Mrs. Clinton the intensity of attacks slightly increased. But this could have been a pure coincidence and not otherwise as reported in the media”, said Peter Daou.

Note- Verrit is a media platform holding 65.8 million and most of them from the said count strongly support Clinton and her political ambitions.

But Peter our Cybersecurity Insiders fail to understand one point. Why the platform did witness disruption as soon as  Clinton tweeted the following

“I’m excited to sign up for @Verrit! Will u join me and sign up too?”

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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