The Startup
Published in

The Startup

How I became the first person to describe the advent of a new class of computer network attack tools.

20 Years of DDoS: August 17, 1999

The University of Minnesota was kept off-line for three days, and I was kept busy for weeks.

20 years ago today — August 17, 1999 — started as a normal day. But that wouldn’t last very long. Little did I know the University of Washington was about to be inundated with a flood of known compromised computers that had to…




Get smarter at building your thing. Follow to join The Startup’s +8 million monthly readers & +756K followers.

Recommended from Medium

3 Reasons to Care About the CCPA (Even if you Don’t Live in California)


BrillLock Fingerprint Door Lock review: Biometric security on a budget

Cyber Security Tips: Non-profit Groups Say Beware of Fraud, ID Theft at Tax Time

{UPDATE} My Block Puzzle Hack Free Resources Generator

If Your Car Alarm Doesn’t Have These 3 Features It’s Time To Get A New One

6 Steps To Enable Apple Mail Encryption

Web 3.0 Explained — What is Web 3.0 and Is It The Future of the Internet?

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Dave Dittrich

Dave Dittrich

Information Security Researcher, Consultant, Writer. Support my writing by joining Medium (affiliate link — I get a portion of your fee)

More from Medium

What are the Privacy Laws in Asia ?

Detection and Indication of Compromise of Information and Information systems Term Paper ECU

Improve your OpenSSF Scorecard score with ease

Update or Malware? How to Solve Your Identity Problem.