Nuclear Watchdog Suffers DDoS Attack Ahead of North Korea’s Nuclear Test
Security Update : Servers belonging to the Project on Crowdsourced Imagery Analysis (PCIA), hosting data about nuclear tests, have been the subject of DDoS attacks just two days before North Korea’s most recent nuclear tests.
The attack, which took place on Wednesday, forced PCIA to take down its “geoserver,” a database hosting satellite imagery from various nuclear test bases and nuclear facilities from around the globe.
PCIA officials didn’t formally accuse any nation, but the attack’s timing is suspicious.
PCIA, a nonprofit run at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, buys these images from telecommunications companies and uses volunteers to scan for changes in local architecture and landscape. The results are indexed in its geoserver.
On Friday, North Korea carried out a nuclear test, detonating a 10 kiloton warhead nea… (read more)