Researchers Challenge DOS Attack Data

Conventional wisdom about the sources and causes of denial of service (DOS) attacks and the best methods for preventing them could be completely wrong, a group of researchers said this week.

Researchers at the University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon University, and AT&T Labs Research said they have completed a study that debunks the widely held belief that DOS attack traffic is usually generated by a large number of attack sources disguised by spoofed IP addresses.

In its study, the group found that 70 percent of DOS attacks are generated by less than 50 sources, and a relatively small number of attack sources account for nearly 72 percent of total attack volume. Dark Reading - Application and Perimeter Security - Researchers Challenge DOS Attack Data - Security News Analysis

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