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Some thoughts on the Krebs situation: Akamai made a painful business call

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Sep 24, 2016.

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    LOUISVILLE, KY – This weekend Salted Hash is at DerbyCon, and we’ll be posting a few updates from the show, but some recent events have generated buzz, and they’re worth discussing. Namely, Brian Krebs is being censored, and that sets a bad precedence for everyone.

    Earlier this month, Krebs published a story on vDOS, a DDoS service that’s likely responsible for a number of attacks on the Web over the last few years. Earlier this week, on Tuesday, Krebs detailed how two of the people behind vDOS were arrested. Hours later, Krebs’ website was hit, smashed with a 620 Gbps DDoS, representing the largest attack of this kind in history – something even the most prepared anti-DDoS vendors would struggle with.

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