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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#1569 IoT botnet uses HTTP traffic to DDoS targets
The IoT botnet behind some of the largest publicly recorded DDoS attacks is flooding its targets with HTTP traffic, generating more than one million requests per second in some cases, in order to bring down web applications.

The attacks were recorded prior to the release of the source code fueling the Mirai malware, which scans the public Internet for IoT devices guarded by weak or default credentials and corrals them into a giant botnet.

Researchers at Cloudflare today published a report on two recent attacks that characterize a recent switch away from SYN flood- and ACK flood-based attacks at Layer 3, to HTTP-based attacks at Layer 7.
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