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Attackers increasingly abuse insecure routers and other home devices for DDoS attacks

Lucian Constantin | Aug. 19, 2015
New report shows that the number of attacks is on the rise.

The SSDP reflection vector has not been subject to the same type of cleanup efforts as NTP and DNS because most of the exploited devices are consumer ones and not servers, Akamai's researchers said in the report.

Their owners are typically home users who are unlikely to realize that their devices are participating in attacks, they said. "Even if they do notice slowness in their networks, they may not have the expertise to troubleshoot, mitigate or detect the cause."


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