Mumsnet hack: How to stay safe following @DadSecurity attack

On 11 August Mumsnet was hit by a DDoS attack on behalf of @DadSecurity, who later resorted to swatting attacks and claimed to have stolen user account data from the site. If you are a Mumsnet user, you need to take action now. 

Mumsnet hack: What is a DDoS attack?

DDoS is short for Distributed Denial of Service. This is whereby multiple computers are compromised and then used to send requests to its victim, a single system that is overwhelmed by the incoming traffic and unable to keep up its usual service.

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