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Akamai Wednesday revealed that it’s witnessed the fourth-largest DDoS attack the company has ever encountered, leveraging a widespread and highly exploitable UDP amplification technique known as WS-Discovery (WSD). WSD—a consumer device network discovery and connectivity technology—was seen targeting one of Akamai’s customers in the gaming industry, according to a blog post attributed to Akamai Security […]

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Distributed denial-of-service attacks targeting large Internet service providers surged in the third quarter of last year as attackers began using a stealthy new tactic to sneak DDoS traffic past detection mechanisms. An analysis of DDoS data during Q3 2018 by Nexusguard showed attackers trying to overwhelm targeted sites, and even entire ISP — aka communications […]

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DDoS vandals have long intensified their attacks by sending a small number of specially designed data packets to publicly available services.

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