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Monster NTP DDoS attack was too easy, complains CloudFlare CEO

John E Dunn | Feb. 17, 2014
This week's gigantic DDoS attack on mitigation firm CloudFlare was made possible by weak configuration of a relatively small number of NTP servers, including some inside the intended target, the firm's co-founder and CEO Matthew Prince has complained.

Separately, mitigation firm has warned that criminals are now using a toolkit called 'Flooder' to make DNS reflection attacks much easier to set up and execute. CloudFlare's warning could be prescient.


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