DDoS Attacks Are a Growing Digital Threat to Freedom of Expression in Latin America

by: Carolina Peredo | Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

The media and Latin American journalists are starting to experience firsthand what until recently seemed to be the exclusive concern of US, European or Asian media outlets: cyberattacks.

 

This type of online criminal activity, known as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), is the other side of technological advances that aim to maximize flow of information online.

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