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Re: Hackers Perfectly Time Largest DDoS Attack Ever
Posted by: John P. Mello Jr. 2014-02-13 01:36:52
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"Very big NTP reflection attack hitting us right now. Appears to be bigger than the #Spamhaus attack from last year. Mitigating." That Monday evening tweet from Matthew Prince, the cofounder and CEO of CloudFlare, signaled what's being touted as the largest distributed denial of service attack ever launched on the Internet. The attackers leveraged a known vulnerability in the Internet's infrastructure to mount an assault on CloudFlare's data centers in Europe and the United States that reached bandwidths of 400 gigabits per second.


Re: Hackers Perfectly Time Largest DDoS Attack Ever
Posted by: hsigo 2014-02-16 04:54:15 In reply to: John P. Mello Jr.
These guys are doing it for fun. It has no commercial value to them at all. They even joke about it on twitter. Would tell you who but everytime I try to the moderators remove the post.

Re: Hackers Perfectly Time Largest DDoS Attack Ever
Posted by: hsigo 2014-02-16 04:50:44 In reply to: John P. Mello Jr.
Just incase you were wondering. The attack was carried out by DERPTrolling. https://twitter.com/DerpTrolling

Re: Hackers Perfectly Time Largest DDoS Attack Ever
Posted by: Quantumpcsupport 2014-02-13 04:45:44 In reply to: John P. Mello Jr.
I read about Denial of service attack in my Internet security paper in Masters. But no idea that it could harm us like that. Unethical IT professional doing such things and they should punish for such work.
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