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Mobile ad network abused in DDoS attack: CloudFlare


Securityweek - (International) CloudFlare reported that a customer was recently targeted by a Layer 7 JavaScript-based distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack leveraging a mobile ad network in an attack that involved over 1 billion Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) requests per hour. Security researchers warned that the attack could be signaling a new trend in DDoS attacks that are more difficult to mitigate.


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:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:25:21