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Rep. McNerney Issues Statement on DDoS Attacks, Calls for Action

Oct 22, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09), who serves on the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on Dyn.

“I am deeply concerned about the widespread DDoS attacks on Dyn’s servers. Dozens of major websites were taken down by these attacks, demonstrating the far-reaching consequences that cyber security weaknesses can have for millions of Americans. Not only does this kind of attack limit access to important information, delay financial transactions, and disrupt our nation’s commerce flows, but it also points to significant vulnerabilities in our national security. These attacks are part of a recent trend in the growing number of DDoS attacks and are simply unacceptable.” 

“It is urgent for Congress to examine this issue along with ways to improve our cyber security so that we are able to better protect against malicious parties, including hostile state actors, from interfering with our networks. Doing this will be vital for the strength of our economy and our national security.” 



Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.