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Incapsula Defends Against New 100 Gigabit DDoS Attack

One of the largest attacks in the history of the Internet was taking place—a massive nine-hour barrage that leveled an unrelenting 100 Gigabits of traffic at its peak,on Sept. 24. To date the victim of the attack is remaining in the shadows, not wanting to be publicly identified. The target Website is protected by cloud security vendor Incapsula, which was able to withstand the massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack and keep the targeted Website up and running.

Incapsula co-founder Marc Gaffan explained to eWEEK that the attacked site is in an industry that is constantly under assault. The attack leveraged raw bandwidth under the control of the attacker and was not a DNS reflection or amplification attack, Gaffan said. In March of this year, another 100 Gigabit attack was reported that leveraged DNS reflection. With DNS reflection, the number of inbound connections to a target Website is amplified by taking advantage of poorly configured DNS servers.

Read the full story at eWeek:
Latest 100 Gigabit Attack Is One of Internet's Largest

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.