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Cybercrooks fight over DDoS attack resources
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 02:15:07 PM »
Cybercrooks fight over DDoS attack resources
16 May 2017, 1:39 pm



As more groups get into the denial-of-service attack business they're starting to get in each other's way, according to a report released this morning.

That translates into a smaller average attack size, said Martin McKeay, senior security advocate at Cambridge, Mass.-based Akamai Technologies Inc.

There are only so many devices around that have the kind of vulnerabilities that make them potential targets for a botnet.

"And other people can come in and take over the device, and take those resources to feed their own botnet," he said. "I'm seeing that over and over."

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