DNS Attack: Only a Warning Shot?


"Yesterday's attack was likely a precursor to a larger attack. The rise of DNS attacks in the last year has been worrisome," says David Ulevitch, CEO of OpenDNS, and founder of EveryDNS, both DNS services. "I believe the attack yesterday and the night before were tests to see how far someone could push the limits."

Ulevitch says the attackers split their attack capacity among a half-dozen or so targets. "Their overall DDOS capacity is significant, and is something to pay attention to," he says.

DNS root servers basically answer queries in the DNS infrastructure, which translates a computer's "human-readable" domain name into its machine-readable IP address. Dark Reading - Desktop Security - DNS Attack: Only a Warning Shot? - Security News Analysis

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 10th February 2007 7:56AM