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A social media startup was hit by a cyberattack after being endorsed by Hillary Clinton

The network, called Verrit, is an online hub for Clinton supporters where they can get “information you can take out to social media when you’re having debates on key issues people are discussing,” Peter Daou, the site’s founder, told Recode. Verrit got a huge boost on Sunday after Clinton’s Twitter account plugged it. However, shortly after … Continue reading “A social media startup was hit by a cyberattack after being endorsed by Hillary Clinton”

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The network, called Verrit, is an online hub for Clinton supporters where they can get “information you can take out to social media when you’re having debates on key issues people are discussing,” Peter Daou, the site’s founder, told Recode. Verrit got a huge boost on Sunday after Clinton’s Twitter account plugged it. However, shortly after Clinton’s tweet, Verrit went offline. Daou said the cause of the downtime was the result of a “pretty significant and sophisticated” cyber attack. At the time of this writing, it’s not known who was responsible for the cyberattack, but the site is now back online.

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Michael Grothaus is a novelist, journalist, and former screenwriter. His debut novel EPIPHANY JONES is out now from Orenda Books. You can read more about him at MichaelGrothaus.com

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