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DDoS Larger Than the Spamhaus Attack Strikes US and Europe 158

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the do-not-stare-directly-into-the-udp-packet dept.
mask.of.sanity writes "CloudFlare has been hit by what appears to be the world's largest denial of service attack, in an assault that exploits an emerging and frightening threat vector. The Network Time Protocol Reflection attack exploits a timing mechanism that underpins a way the Internet works to greatly amplify the power of what would otherwise be a small and ineffective assault. CloudFlare said the attack tipped 400Gbps, 100Gbps higher than the previous record DDoS attack which used DNS reflective amplification."
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DDoS Larger Than the Spamhaus Attack Strikes US and Europe

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