Recently, DDoS attacks have spiked up well past 100 Gbps several times. A common move used by adversaries is the DNS reflection attack, a category of Distributed, Reflected Denial of Service (DRDos) attack. To understand how to defend against it, it helps to understand how it works.
This post continues the discussion of DNS protection by describing how Akamai's "eDNS" protects customers from both volumetric and reflective attacks on DNS infrastructure.
How following a Best Common Practices document (BCP-38) will help your company fight back against spoofing and DNS amplification.
The 300 Gbps attack against SpamHaus earlier this year certainly seemed epic. But how big was it, really? An analysis through the Akamai lens.
In early October there was an interesting story in eWeek about "one of the largest attacks in the history of the Internet." It described a 9-hour barrage against an unnamed entity that swelled to 100 Gigabits of traffic at its peak. Did it truly qualify as one of the biggest? It depends on how you choose to measure it.