Jun 15, 2020

All US cell operators hit with ‘largest cyber attack in history’ sparking outages and affecting Facebook and Instagram

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AMERICAN telecom customers experienced widespread cellphone outages during what was believed to be the largest cyberattack in US history.

Thousands of T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint customers all reported outages in areas including Florida, Georgia, New York, and California on Monday afternoon.

The disruptions were part of a large-scale distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attack meant to overwhelm an online service with multiple traffic sources to render it unusable, according to Pop Culture.

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