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DDoS Attacks Abusing Network Timing Protocol Flood the Web

Jan 15, 2014, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

US-CERT warns of an increase in distributed denial-of-service attacks that leverage Network Timing Protocol.

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks can take on many different forms, as those who commit them leverage different techniques to drown Websites under a flood of traffic. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is warning of an increased risk from DDoS attacks that leverage the Network Time Protocol (NTP) to amplify the attack volume.

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