300 Gbps DDoS attacks? The new norm is 600 Gbps

Cyber Security Jan 05, 2016
600 Gbps is the new norm for a DDoS attack

Yes, BBC was taken down by a new hackers hang called New World Hackers using a new tool called BangStresser, able to launch an attack of up to 602 Gbps. Yes, you saw it right: 602. Here´s the tweet of the group:

You can read these posts from Graham Culey and ZDNet about the attacks to BBC and Donald Trump´s campaign site. Ownz, one of the members of the hacking gang, said these attacks were a test, because their real objective is to take down ISIS campaign. It seems they are using Amazon Web Services to launch the attacks:

“We have our ways of bypassing Amazon. The best way to describe it is we tap into a few administrative services that Amazon is use to using. The [sic] simply set our bandwidth limit as unlimited and program our own scripts to hide it.”

Like they said: This is just the start of a new year…

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Marcos Ortiz Valmaseda

Editor at The Panda Way, where I help companies to earn more income through #investing. Cloud Data Engineer in the morning at Grupo Intercorp