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Google, PlayStation & NRA suffered DDoS attacks via Memcached servers



Google, PlayStation & NRA suffered DDoS attacks via Memcached servers (Incident Response, Learnings)
That exposure would now allow script kiddies to conduct large-scale DDoS attack as if the recent massive DDoS attack on Github and the world’s largest 1.7Tbps attack on an American firm weren’t enough. But other than the aforementioned targets, do you know who else was hit by Memcached servers DDoS attacks? According to a list provided 360Netlab, a Chinese IT security firm, the following companies and websites have been hit by DDoS attacks through misconfigured Memcached servers. Looks like NRA website is under a DDOS attack pic.twitter.com/SFyMDn3vtp — Oregon I.T. However, the good news is that Corero researchers have identified a kill switch that can mitigate DDoS attacks carried out through Memcached servers. If you are running a business; do not forget to calculate the cost and probability of a DDoS attack on your business with this DDoS Downtime Cost Calculator.

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