Mobile advertising DDoS JavaScript drip serves site with 4.5bn hits

Once-theoretical attack vector appears fully-formed on CloudFlare’s doorstep.
Darren Pauli
CloudFlare has turned up an unusual form of denial-of-service attack: mobile advertisements that are pumping out around 275,000 HTTP requests per second.
The cloud outfit didn’t name the victim, but said the Layer 7 HTTP floods hitting the target is the latest example of a once-theoretical attack turning up in the real world.
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