From: Securosis Highlights – DDoS Attack Overblown

Posted on 2013/03/31


a quick re-post from Securosis Highlights https://securosis.com/blog/ddos-attack-overblown

DDoS Attack Overblown by (author unknown)

Sam Biddle at Gizmodo says:

This guy, Prince said, could back up CloudFlare’s claims. This really was Web Dresden, or something. After an inquiry, I was ready to face vindication. Instead, I received this note from a spokesperson for NTT, one of the backbone operators of the Internet:

“Hey Sam, nice to hear from you.

I’m afraid that we don’t have anything we can share that substantiates
global effects. I’m sure you read the same 300gbps figure that I did, and
while that’s a massive amount of bandwidth to a single enterprise or service
provider, data on global capacities from sources like TeleGeography show lit
capacities in the tbps range in most all regions of the world. I side with
you questioning if it shook the global internet.

Chris”

Bad for SpamHaus, but unnoticeable to everyone else.

– Rich
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