Krebbs hit by 665Gbps DDOS



  • The attack began around 8 p.m. ET on Sept. 20, and initial reports put it at approximately 665 Gigabits of traffic per second. Additional analysis on the attack traffic suggests the assault was closer to 620 Gbps in size, but in any case this is many orders of magnitude more traffic than is typically needed to knock most sites offline.

    Martin McKeay, Akamai’s senior security advocate, said the largest attack the company had seen previously clocked in earlier this year at 336 Gbps. But he said there was a major difference between last night’s DDoS and the previous record holder: The 336 Gpbs attack is thought to have been generated by a botnet of compromised systems using well-known techniques allowing them to “amplify” a relatively small attack into a much larger one.

    In contrast, the huge assault this week on my site appears to have been launched almost exclusively by a very large botnet of hacked devices.

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    Thats one big botnet if they're really not using reflection attacks.



  • It's 2016 and there are still tons and tons of zombies out there, it's pretty crazy.



  • There are some indications that this attack was launched with the help of a botnet that has enslaved a large number of hacked so-called “Internet of Things,” (IoT) devices — routers, IP cameras and digital video recorders (DVRs) that are exposed to the Internet and protected with weak or hard-coded passwords.

    The future is shit.



  • Amazing that Akamai was able to keep him as well as their other sites online throughout the attack!



  • @aidan_walsh said in Krebbs hit by 665Gbps DDOS:

    There are some indications that this attack was launched with the help of a botnet that has enslaved a large number of hacked so-called “Internet of Things,” (IoT) devices — routers, IP cameras and digital video recorders (DVRs) that are exposed to the Internet and protected with weak or hard-coded passwords.

    The future is shit.

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