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Memcached DDoS Attacks Slow Down as Patching Ramps Up

Mar 09, 2018, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

Days after the largest distributed denial-of-service attack in internet history, the attack size of memcached DDoS attacks is now on the decline.

On March 5, Netscout Arbor Networks reported a 1.7-Tbps DDoS attack that was driven by the amplification of misconfigured memcached servers. While there were some initial fears that the attacks would continue to grow in size, the opposite has happened.

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