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DDoS Attack Bandwidth Jumps 718%
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5/2/2013 | 9:23:10 PM
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Covering another press release like it's news. FUD.
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4/18/2013 | 2:05:59 AM
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What about companies that do business with China? There are a few out there known to exist...

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4/18/2013 | 2:05:24 AM
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48 Gbps on average? Wow, that's a lot of junk traffic.

It's interesting to see the attack vector changing though, from the end user with a badly configured PC getting infected by something nasty to going for systems that are sitting in data centers, presumably on large pipes.

That strategy makes alot of sense though, instead of an occasionally on Vista box that Aunt Flo uses to swap recipes with her cat lovers club on Facebook to a system that's always on, always available and most likely very loosely (if at all) monitored for performance.

Sounds like it's time to step up the traffic analysis here and possibly integrate a few feedback loops to keep the junk traffic from getting sent down the pipe in the first place.

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4/17/2013 | 4:57:52 PM
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Time maybe to block China's access to USA internet but I'm sure US corporations will cry foul and get their way to keep it open.


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