Hackers Fingered For Federal Court Site Outage

Law360, New York (January 27, 2014, 1:45 PM EST) -- Cybervandals, not technical problems, were to blame for a four-hour shutdown of the federal judiciary system’s websites Friday, according to federal officials.

Computer sleuths at the U.S. Courts’ administrative office have determined that a so-called denial-of-service attack launched by an unknown entity flooded the court system’s servers with artificially generated traffic and crippled federal district, bankruptcy and appellate court sites, along with their electronic filing functions, Friday starting at 3:22 p.m., spokesman Charles Hall told Law360 on Monday.

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