Krebs on Security booted off Akamai network after DDoS attack proves pricey

Mike mike-nanog at
Fri Sep 23 18:45:45 UTC 2016

On 09/23/2016 11:30 AM, Seth Mattinen wrote:
> On 9/23/16 10:58, Grant Ridder wrote:
>> Didn't realize Akamai kicked out or disabled customers
>> "Security blog Krebs on Security has been taken offline by host Akamai
>> Technologies following a DDoS attack which reached 665 Gbps in size."
> So ultimately the DDoS was successful, just in a different way.
> ~Seth
More technical information about the characteristics of these attacks 
would be very interesting such as the ultimate sources of the attack 
traffic (compromised home pc's?), the nature of the traffic (dns / ssdp 
amplification?), whether it was spoofed source (BCP38-adverse), and 
whether the recent takedown the vDOS was really complete or if it's 
likely someone else gained control of the C&C servers that controlled 
it's assets?


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