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duaneb 387 days ago | link | parent

I thought that it was the largest ever, but it wasn't larger enough to really be notable, just sort of the natural progression of internet traffic.


knighthacker 387 days ago | link

Exactly. The author already said "10-15% larger than other similar ones we've seen inthe past". Doesn't that make a record-changing by definition? :)

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mbell 387 days ago | link

Record changing from a scientific definition? Yep.

But, when the relatively non-technical populous hears 'record changing' a completely different set of emotions are triggered in their brains. Its just like any other overly grandios marketing headline, designed to excite those whom aren't familiar with the topic.

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lsc 387 days ago | link

well, what I got from the article was that the person was saying "We aren't the whole internet, this is larger than what we normally see, but not by a huge margin." - which is to say, it's possible that other providers have seen larger DDoS attacks.

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icambron 387 days ago | link

It does. But consider all the other times this record must have been broken -- wasn't a big news story. Incremental increases in the bytes/second record just aren't, by themselves, that interesting.

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hhw 386 days ago | link

That's from GTT/NLayer's perspective, which is just one of many Tier 2 network providers. Tier 1 networks are more likely to see the largest attacks.

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