Could cyber attack which took down Twitter and Amazon have been ‘practice’ for the US election day?
They used internet connected ‘devices’, such as webcams, baby monitors and DVD recorders, to launch a DDoS or ‘distributed denial of service’ attack, which involves bombarding a server with so many hits it cannot deal with the demand and is driven offline.
Since then, a theory has emerged online asking whether the assault could have been ‘practice’ for something even larger, designed for the US presidential election day on November 8.
‘Kill All Police’ Graffiti Threatens Detroit Law Enforcement
Detroit Police Chief James Craig addressed reporters Friday afternoon in response to a graffiti message found in the area of W. State Fair Avenue and John R. Street, reading, “Kill All Police. Kill James Craig,” WWJ reported.
“Is it troubling? Absolutely. Do we take it serious? Yes we do,” Craig said. “Given the environment that we’re in today, we don’t take threats lightly. Any time you threaten a Detroit police officer — and now the Detroit Police Chief — that’s a threat on all of us