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Code for massive 'Memcrashed' DDoS attack made public

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 weeks ago

It's been just over a week since the first massive Memcached-fueled denial of service attack. The authors of the new tool is being released "to bring more attention to the flaw."

Arbor Networks reports record-breaking 1.7Tbps DDoS attack

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 weeks ago

The attack used the same memcached technique that was used in the 1.35Tbps attack on GitHub less than a week prior.

Don't fear the Reaper: Botnet 'easy to stop,' says security researcher

by Shaun Waterman • 5 months ago

The new internet of things botnet, variously known as Reaper, IoT_Reaper or IoTroop, should be easy to stop if it ever attacks, because it uses fixed, hardcoded domain and internet addresses for its command and control, or C2, servers — meaning they can easily be cut off by service providers.

Why a 'super-Mirai' attack never happened

by Shaun Waterman • 8 months ago

A large network of corporate IoT devices that was gathered to launch a massive DDoS attack. Then whomever created it the network decided against using it.

Arbor: DDoS attacks growing faster in size, complexity

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

The size of distributed denial of service attacks continued to grow at a faster rate than ever last year, and the attacks also increased in frequency and complexity, according to Arbor Networks' latest Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report.

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