Thursday, 12 June 2014

There's a new way to stop the web's worst hacker bullies



A map of global DDoS attacks. (Digital Attack Map)

It all started three months ago, when a CloudFlare technician noticed a massive attack against a small site in Ukraine. The content-delivery company offers some level of DDoS protection for free, but only up to a point — once a targeted site clears more traffic than the free network can handle, CloudFlare has to dump it off. The technician glanced at the Ukrainian site — a jumble of Cyrillic characters — then dumped them before the traffic became overwhelming.
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