In Pictures: The most mortifying moments in IT security history

From Lockheed Martin and HBGary Federal to the US government and Cornell University, no one is immune to humiliating security glitches

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“2Checkout continues to fight an extortion based on (‘Pay us or else we will continue to attack’) DDoS attack. We apologize for any service disruptions,” – company statement of the Columbus, Ohio-based e-commerce company in 2004 after a week of rolling outages from the distributed denial-of-service attack.

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