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Cloud services used for DDoS attacks

July 31, 2014

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Kaspersky Labs have informed that unknown attackers have used a number of services running on the Amazon EC2 cloud to perform DDoS attacks. They have used vulnerabilities in older versions of open-source search engine Elastisearch often used in cloud services. Interestingly, the bots were using UDP traffic to attack their victims.

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