Spamhaus DDoS Attacks: What Business Should Learn

An posting from Information week  in there security section: The distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) campaign aimed at anti-spam group Spamhaus over the past week, allegedly orchestrated by Stophaus.com, set the equivalent of a new land-speed record by reaching attack volumes that peaked at a whopping 300 Gbps.

 

Regardless of the mechanics of that attack — or whether it triggered widespread Internet access slowdowns, which it didn’t — the anti-Spamhaus campaign should serve as fair warning that any business can be a target and thus needs to have a DDoS defense plan in place. “Despite the work that has gone into making the Internet extremely resilient, these attacks underscore the fact that there are still some aspects of it that are relatively fragile,” said Andrew Storms, director of security operations for nCircle, via email.

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