DDoS attack against a Chinese lottery website.

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Imperva Incapsula has spotted a record-breaking DDoS attack against a Chinese lottery website. The website was the target of HTTP POST flood attack which peaked at a substantially high rate of 163,000 RPS. What made this attack stand out was the consuming bandwidth at 8.7 gigabits per second--a record for an application layer attack.

Commenting on this, Alex Cruz Farmer, VP of cloud at NSFOCUS IB, said:

"Application DDoS attacks are the silver bullet today, since volumetric attacks are becoming more and more understood and are proactively being protected against through router level filtering. Organisations need to implement anti-DDoS solutions, which incorporate behavioural algorithms complimented with...

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