Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#1636 Dyn DDoS could have topped 1 Tbps
As more time passes, researchers are getting insight into the size and structure of the DDoS attack against DNS provider Dyn last week, and the capabilities of the Mirai botnet.

First, Dyn released a truncated post-mortem on the attack with admittedly some omissions as a law enforcement investigation continues. Executive Vice President of Products Scott Hilton published a report yesterday that explains how the first of two sizable attacks began at 7 a.m. against its Managed DNS platform in Asia, Europe and South America before concentrating on the U.S. East region. A large number of IP addresses honed in with UDP and TCP packets targeting port 53, Hilton said.
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