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EU Security Agency slates ISPs over 300Gb/s Spamhaus DDoS attack

John E Dunn | April 17, 2013
March’s huge DDoS attack on Spamhaus that left service providers struggling to contain a 300Gb/s DNS reflection surge was made possible by the industry's tardiness in implementing IETF recommendations on limiting forged traffic made more than a decade ago, EU security agency ENISA has argued.

"Prevention is key to effectively countering cyber-attacks. We therefore welcome the EU's Cyber Security Strategy, which is proposing a strengthened role for ENISA, with adequate resources, to help protect Europe's digital society and economy."

 

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