DNS Attack: Possible Botnet Sales Pitch
The attackers behind the distributed denial of service attack last month on the Internet's DNS root servers may have been doing a little botnet sales pitch, according to a newly released postmortem report on the attack.
The so-called "factsheet" document, issued yesterday by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), didn't draw any final conclusions on the reasons or motivation for the attack, but it did provide some theories, and it shed new light on a few details about the attack.
In the wake of the Feb. 6 distributed denial of service attack that temporarily crippled, but did not disable, two of the Internet's 13 Domain Name System root servers, security experts said it was probably a test-run for a larger and more disruptive attack. Dark Reading - Application and Perimeter Security - DNS Attack: Possible Botnet Sales Pitch - Security News Analysis
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