New Active Exploit: memcached on port 11211 UDP & TCP being exploited for reflection attacks

Rich Kulawiec rsk at gsp.org
Wed Feb 28 11:51:35 UTC 2018


On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 12:29:54AM +0000, Filip Hruska wrote:
> OVH is one of the largest server providers in the world - of course they will be at the top of that list.   

Of course not.  The larger an operation, the greater its responsibility
to the rest of the Internet -- because the more damage it can and will do
if it's not professionally operated.  Moreover, the larger the operation
the easier abuse control is and the less tolerance any of us should have
for failure.  I don't want to hear any clueless whining from ignorant
newbies about how-oh-so-terribly-hard-it-is-with-a-billion-users.  If you
don't know how run it, or you're too lazy, cheap, and stupid to run it,
you should never have built it: you're simply not good enough.

---rsk



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