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DDOS Attack Enabled by Persistent XSS Vulnerability on Top Video Content Provider’s Site

05
Apr
2014

Incapsula mitigated an application layer distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack against one of its customers earlier this week. The attack is interesting because the cybercriminals have leveraged a vulnerability in a popular website to carry out the operation.

Traffic hijacking techniques have been used to flood the targeted server with over 20 million GET requests from 22,000 web browsers.

Incapsula hasnt named the website abused for the attack, but it has revealed that itrsquo…

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