Thursday September 22, 2016

KrebsOnSecurity Hit With Record DDoS

You know a DDoS attack is massive when the engineers at Akamai say it is double the size of the largest attack they'd ever seen. The kicker? The attackers were using net connected cameras and other devices as part of the attack.

On Tuesday evening, KrebsOnSecurity.com was the target of an extremely large and unusual distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack designed to knock the site offline. The attack did not succeed thanks to the hard work of the engineers at Akamai, the company that protects my site from such digital sieges. But according to Akamai, it was nearly double the size of the largest attack they’d seen previously, and was among the biggest assaults the Internet has ever witnessed.

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