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On June 3rd and 4th open DNS providers were attacked during part of the attack on U.S. Financial institutions. Prolexic, a company that specializes in mitigating DNS attacks, has announced that the attacks peaked at a bandwidth of 167 Gbps during a DNS Reflection Attack. This attack marks a new phase in co-ordination and major increase in demonstrated capability. These attacks are becoming a major threat to the financial structure of the United States, and more generally western financial institutions.
This Focus Report: reviews the most recent attacks, the impact of these attacks, and provides analysis, and assessment of the attackers.
CSCSS / Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + Security Science
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