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NSAA Hack is Just Latest Cyberattack

By Gordon HopkinsIf users found the website of the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) difficult to use Thursday night, October 14, 2022, there was a reason for that.The NSAA reported the site had been struck by a type of cyberattack known as a Distributed Denial-of-Service, or DDoS, attack. Sometimes a website can operate slowly or crash when too many users attempt to access it at the same time, which is usually not malicious. A DDoS attack, on the other hand, is a deliberate attempt to disrupt the normal traffic of a targeted server, service or network by overwhelming it or surrounding infrastructure with a flood of Internet traf...

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