Spike in DNS DDoS attacks impacting operators

The number of DNS-based distributed denial of service (DDoS) amplified attacks has increased significantly in recent months, according to DNS applications provider Nominum. The firm said that the attacks, performed by hackers targeting vulnerable home routers worldwide, can create ten seconds of Gbps of traffic to disrupt individuals, enterprises, websites and networks.

Rostelecom uses DNS security to protect wifi users at Winter Olympics

Russian operator Rostelecom has revealed that it used a DNS-based network security solution to protect its free wifi hotspots at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games last month.