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Latest massive DDoS attack suggests criminals are plotting long campaigns

By John E Dunn | July 25, 2016
Behind the scenes, DDoS attacks are still evolving. What, if anything, does it all mean?

As these attacks morph into larger and sometimes unpredictable surges, mitigation is also changing to meet that challenge with Akamai revealing that its scrubbing centres (the places traffic is diverted to be cleaned) spans several locations around the globe for this attack alone.

Disaster averted in a way - as with the huge Incapsula attack of 14 June the 363 Gbps was defended by Akamai, which has the resources to deal with it. But as the recent downing of Pokemon GO shows, plenty hit the mark. The victims are out there even if we often don't hear about them.

 

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