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Prolexic Warns of Significant Increase in NTP Amplification DDOS Attacks

14
Mar
2014

Distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks that abuse Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers for amplification are becoming more and more common. In fact, Akamai subsidiary Prolexic warned that in February, it detected a 371% increase in the number of such attacks.

During the month of February, we saw the use of NTP amplification attacks surge 371 percent against our client base. In fact, the largest attacks we’ve seen on our network this year have all been NTP amplification…

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