In my period of last 2 years, since I am reporting the hackers’ news, I am seeing this first time, that A In a fear of the Hackers’ Attack A Govt. spends a huge money to prevent that, and just only after 1 attack :)
Yes, the City of Fort Lauderdale, which is located in the U.S. state of Florida has spent $430,000 to increase their cyber security networks, as last year on 1st December, Anonymous hacktivists took down their websites and stayed down till the evening.
Why Anonymous Took down the website:
Anonymous attacked the city’s websites in December to protest recent city laws regarding homeless behavior.
City officials say it wasn’t the Anonymous attack that made them spend almost half a million dollars on computer upgrades — they were planning on doing it anyway.
Anonymous Hackers attacked the city’s main website- fortlauderdale.gov — and the Fort Lauderdale PD’s website — flpd.org, they used their most common way to took down the website- a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, which damaged the website systems and officials had to shut that down and then the website came up in the evening.
Anonymous also launched a Video over YouTube in which a Guy Fawkes mask demanded that the city drop the three controversial ordinances in the next 24 hours.
“It has come to our attention that Mayor John P. Seiler has become an embarrassment to the good law-abiding citizens of Fort Lauderdale, You should have expected us, Mayor John Seiler.”—ANONYMOUS.
Now after the upgrade, officials think that this will be able to prevent most of the other cyber attacks too in the future, officials also notifed the media that these prevention were under the installation before the Anonymous attack, but who knows it :)
“Certainly, Anonymous probably expedited the work that needed to be done and probably exposed some areas that needed to be addressed,” Seiler tells a website. “I wouldn’t say that [the expense] was all tied to Anonymous in any way, shape, or form.”
Website Sentinel writes:
City manager Lee Feldman broke down the emergency expenses: $366,989 for specialized security consulting and oversight services; $45,398 for software licenses to manage and control computer activities; and $17,907 for hardware to strengthen the computer infrastructure.
In this whole world, every time you can find a Hacking Operation affiliated with Anonymous is going on, and as I have been reported many cyber attacks, I want to say-Behind every Anonymous Hack, there is a reason, they don’t do hacks for Fun.