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DDoS traffic has more than trebled since the start of 2013, according to a new study released on Thursday that fingers zombie networks as the primary source of junk traffic that can be used to flood websites. More than a quarter of all botnets are located in either India, China and Iran. The study, by DDoS mitigation firm …

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" NTP reflection was the most common large-scale attack method in February 2014."

This should start to drop:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/01/21/open_ntp_patching_project/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26662051

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Google Android botnets ..

Ban these Google Android botnets now !

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Why Iran?

I can understand that India and China have a huge number of users, probably with ill-maintained/pirated copies of XP or similar, which are an obvious source of zombies, but why would Iran be a significant player in the un-dead?

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Re: Why Iran?

Israel's malware had bugs the bad guys backdoored?

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Re: Why Iran?

Presumably because Iran has been under trade embargo of varying degree, particularly relating to US companies, since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, and so any Microsoft OS located there is likely to be of somewhat dubious origin.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._sanctions_against_Iran

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what study?

It would be a nice gesture to identify (or even link to) the original study. We should not have to do our own legwork to find Incapsula and then locate the study in question (which has proved impossible anyway).

The Register is apparently joining the ranks of "parasites" - sites that merely rehash other people's conent without any value-add or proper referencing to sources.

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