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  • How the Dyn DDoS attack unfolded

    The attacks that overwhelmed the internet-address lookup service provided by Dyn today were well coordinated and carefully plotted to take down data centers all over the globe, preventing customers from reaching more than 1,200 domains Dyn was in charge of.

  • DARPA: Current DDoS protection isn’t cutting it

    The DARPA program, called Extreme DDoS Defense (XD3) looks to :
    • thwart DDoS attacks by dispersing cyber assets (physically and/or logically) to complicate adversarial targeting
    • disguise the characteristics and behaviors of those assets to confuse or deceive the adversary
    • blunt the effects of attacks that succeed in penetrating other defensive measures by using adaptive mitigation techniques on endpoints such as mission‐critical servers.

  • A true story of combating a large-scale DDoS attack

    Real tales of cyberattack response and recovery are hard to come by because organizations are reluctant to share details for a host of legitimate reasons, not the least of which is the potential for negative financial fallout. However, if we never tell our stories we doom others to blindly walk our path. Better to share our real-world battlefield experiences and become contributors to improved threat intelligence.

  • Bloody June: What's behind last month's DDoS attacks?

    The list of DDoS attacks in the month of June has made for grim reading. High-profile sites have been targeted by extortion demands, online games got disrupted and at least one company was put out of business as a direct result.

  • USENIX: Gamers use DDoS as a service to cheat -- a lot

    Cheating gamers pay as little as $10 per month to launch denial of service attacks against their opponents as a tactical advantage using commercial providers that walk the line between being legitimate businesses that stress-test their customers' networks and purveyors of DDoS as a service, researchers at USENIX Security 2013 say.

  • How we can get out of the DNS DDoS trap

    A new class of enormous DDoS attacks emerged March 26 with a DNS reflection attack by email spammer CyberBunker against anti-spam service Spamhaus. The reported traffic peak of 300Gbps was double the previous record.