Tech security site knocked off internet
Tech security site Krebs on Security run by Brian Krebs has been knocked from its servers after a massive attack, reports Paul Szoldra of Business Insider.
Szoldra writes, “‘It’s looking likely that KrebsOnSecurity will be offline for a while,’ Krebs tweeted Thursday. ‘Akamai’s kicking me off their network tonight.’
“Since Tuesday, Krebs’ site has been under sustained distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, a crude method of flooding a website with traffic to deny legitimate users from being able to access it. The assault has flooded Krebs’ site with more than 620 gigabits per second of traffic — nearly double what Akamai has seen in the past.
“To put it more plainly: It’s the digital equivalent of jamming a bunch of gunk into a drain pipe. Eventually, water won’t be able to pass through.
“Websites targeted by this type of attack typically go down for a short period and then come back online. And for hosts, the attacks mean shifting resources to different servers to mitigate the damage.”
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