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DDoS criminals plot massive NTP amplification attacks as next wave, vendors warns

John E Dunn | March 17, 2014
Last month's huge Network Time Protocol (NTP) DDoS amplification attack on CloudFlare was part of a larger and sudden spike in such attacks, remediation vendors have warned.

What seems to be happening is that NTP attacks are becoming not only larger but more mainstream. An interesting trend noticed by Prolexic is that NTP is now being wielded against a range of sectors, including finance, gaming, e-Commerce, Internet and telecom, media, education, software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers and security.

 

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