DDoS attack overwhelmed Dyn despite mitigation efforts

Orders of magnitude fewer devices caused the service interruptions, Dyn says.

By Tim Greene

Dyn says that the DDoS attack that swamped its DNS resolution service last week was backed by far fewer internet of things (IoT) devices than it thought before.

Previously it said it was hit by traffic from tens of millions of IP addresses, some of which were likely spoofed, making the actual number of bots involved far fewer. “We are still working on analyzing the data but the estimate at the time of this report is up to 100,000 malicious endpoints,” the company says in a status update.

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