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Bank DDoS Strikes Could Presage Armageddon Attacks

CowboyRobot (671517) writes | about a year and a half ago

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CowboyRobot writes "The warning over the feasibility of this type of so-called DDoS "Armageddon attack," that could "not only overwhelm the end victim but also all the Internet providers in between," comes via Carlos Morales, VP for global sales engineering and operations at Arbor Networks. His analysis is based on the characteristics of theDDoS attacks launched against U.S. banksin September and October of this year. The attack volumes theoretically now available would make it possible for attackers to disrupt not just their targets, but every service provider in between. "Service providers have a lot of bandwidth throughout their network, but there are limits to how much traffic they can handle," said Morales. "Attacks of that magnitude described would have profound effect on the Internet as a whole, exploiting bottlenecks in many places simultaneously. No single service provider, even the largest tier ones, would be able to handle all this traffic without adversely affecting their user base.""
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