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Posted on: 15 Feb 2017 

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster

Battle of the Botnet Armies!


In the last quarter of 2016 the DDoS attacks more than doubled, this has been compared to the same period in 2015.

A new study has been done by Akamai who announced on Tuesday that the Mirai IoT were held accountable for many of the attacks. However, the single largest attack came from a different zombie network. A new army has come on the block it’s called Spike it has been around for a few years now. It is believed that Spike felt challenged by Mirai which is why they executed the largest DDoS attack in Q4 2016.

Situations could get heated if the botnet operators are trying to outdo each other, the attacks will become more ferocious and much larger.

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