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Mirai IoT Botnet Wasn’t Alone in Massive DDoS Attack: Akamai

Mirai IoT Botnet Wasn’t Alone in Massive DDoS Attack: Akamai


Akamai this week shared additional details on the massive 665 gigabit per second (Gbps) distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that targeted Brian Krebs’ website.

While Akamai confirmed that the Mirai botnet was part the attack, the company also said that Mirai was only “a major participant in the attack” and that at least one other botnet might have been involved, though they couldn’t confirm that the attacks were coordinated. The company also said that the 620+ Gbps DDoS attack registered on Sept. 20 was nearly double that of the previous peak attack on its platform.

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