Kaspersky: Accidental DDoS attacks among top threats

Kaspersky Lab’s Q4 2017 DDoS Intelligence Report found most DDoS attacks were sabotage and attempts to cash in on Bitcoin, but some were accidental attacks.

By Ms. Smith

While most DDoS attacks in the last quarter of 2017 were politically motivated sabotage or trending attempts to profit on the soaring price of bitcoin as well as grow the size of botnets before Black Friday and Cyber Monday, not all were about making money or causing trouble.

At least one massive DDoS attack was the result of an accident due to developer error. After the Lethic spambot was modified, it created a ton of junk traffic requests to non-existent domains, and the ensuing massive DDoS attack was an accidental side effect.

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