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Why a massive DDoS attack on a blogger has internet experts worried

30
Sep
2016
Why a massive DDoS attack on a blogger has internet experts worried

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Someone on the internet seems very angry with cyber-security blogger Brian Krebs. On 20 September, Krebs’ website was hit with what experts say is the biggest Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack in public internet history, knocking it offline for days with a furious 600 to 700 Gbps (Gigabits per second) traffic surge.

DDoS attacks are a simple way of overloading a network router or server with so much traffic that it stops responding to legitimate requests.

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