Mysterious DDOS Attack Against Top 50 Website
An undisclosed website which ranks within the global Alexa Top 50 has been disabled by a targeted DDOS attack. Reports have indicated that the affected website is a “high profile video content provider, which allows its users to sign in with their own profiles.”
WHOIS the Victim of this Attack?
Incapsula has yet to reveal the identity of the affected website because the vulnerability that has allowed for the attack has yet to be repaired. This is a commendable approach to resolution, because in the world of malware such revelations can often do more harm than good. Nevertheless, the press surrounding the attack has already clued the attacker in, and according to a blog post written just yesterday the attacker has already upgraded the DDOS tool used on their CnC server to a more powerful version. Incapsula has also stated that they believe this attack may merely be a trial run for something larger in the future.
In the coming days – or maybe even hours – the identity of the victim will likely be revealed. In the meantime, readers interested in playing detective might find it interesting to peruse Alexa’s Global Top 50:
Hint: It’s probably not Youtube ;)
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