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Why Hacker Will Become More Aggressive In 2017
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It's December, that time of the year when many industry experts make all sorts of predictions for the year ahead. But one prophecy caught Business Insider's eye: The whole internet will shut down for 24 hours.

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The dire forecast comes from the US technology security vendor LogRhythm. According to James Carder, the company's chief information security officer and vice president, it won't just be a technical issue stopping people from uploading their selfies on Instagram.
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"In 2017, we're going to see it hit big sometime, somewhere," he said. "If the internet goes down, financial markets will tank."
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The security expert told Business Insider that all the signs were there this year, with criminals "testing missiles by shooting them into the ocean."
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"We saw the massive [distributed denial of service] against DynDNS just a couple of months ago," he said. "That DDoS attack took down sites like Twitter and Spotify for a few hours. We saw a similar DDoS hit Brian Krebs before the attack against Dyn. These were really just tests."
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"If you can prove that you can take down massive sites and a large chunk of the US internet for a few hours, a 24-hour outage seems pretty easy to do."
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Carder also predicted the "fake news" issue would only get worse and that hackers would target major media sites like CNN and Fox News.
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"The power of influence is starting to shift away from mainstream news outlets, and I don't think that is something those mainstream outlets can afford to let happen. They will respond to the fake-news threat by trying to implement some level of media control that will likely take it a little too far," he said, citing Facebook's postelection efforts.
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"I think hackers, in the name of protecting our freedom of speech, will retaliate by knocking down a major media outlet or two."
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