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ISPs exposed to DNS DDoS attacks due to millions of vulnerable home routers

2014/04/03

Softpedia - (International) Researchers at Nominum reported finding over 5.3 million routers have open DNS proxies, which can put Internet service providers at risk of DNS amplification distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/ISPs-Exposed-to-DNS-DDOS-Attacks-Due-to-Millions-of-Vulnerable-Home-Routers-435608.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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