As more groups get into the denial-of-service attack business they’re starting to get in each other’s way, according to a report released this morning.That translates into a smaller average attack size, said Martin McKeay, senior security advocate at Cambridge, Mass.-based Akamai Technologies.[ 18 surprising tips for security pros. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld’s Security Report newsletter. ]
There are only so many devices around that have the kind of vulnerabilities that make them potential targets for a botnet. “And other people can come in and take over the device, and take those resources to feed their own botnet,” he said. “I’m seeing that over and over.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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