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IDG Contributor Network: Will iot folks learn from DDoS attack on Krebs’ Web site?

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Sep 28, 2016.

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    Brian Krebs did a simple thing. He reported on the take-down of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) for hire group, vDOS, and the arrest of two of its Israeli teenage operators. The ensuing cyber temper tantrum, which was forensically linked to one of the teenagers, resulted in the largest DDoS attack on record and affected hundreds of businesses and thousands of users. Let’s look at the implications beyond Krebs.

    [ALSO ON CSO: The DDoS attack on Krebs]

    On Sept. 20, Krebs was the victim of the largest Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack in the history of the internet. Krebs’ pro-bono host, content delivery network (CDN) services provider Akamai, reported the amount of data fired against them in the attack reached 665Gbps. Until then the largest attack Akamai had experienced reached only half that rate, 363Gbps. Akamai successfully fought off the attack and Krebs’ site remained up but the loss of functionality for Akamai’s other business resulted in significant financial losses. Akamai ultimately decided to drop Krebs’ blog.

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