How Massive DDoS Attacks Leverage the Internet’s DNA

The bad guys are taking full advantage of the squishy parts of the Internet’s DNA. The result: massive DDoS attacks are disrupting Internet commerce, and slowing down the speed of the web.

Meetup.com, the popular community groups’ hub with 16 million users, was recently destabilized for several days by a gargantuan DDoS assault.

The Meetup incident followed disclosures of two Web-shaking DDoS attacks that took all-hands-on-deck efforts to quell by U.S. security firm CloudFlare and French hosting company OVH, respectively.

Meanwhile, the daily rounds of DDoS assaults launched by ideologues and extortionists continue to rise in magnitude, while sucking up vast amounts of the Internet’s bandwidth. This is continuing even as companies and organizations are spending millions to defend against such attacks.

via How massive DDoS attacks leverage the Internet’s DNA | The Last Watchdog.

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