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FBI Alert Warns of Increase in Disruptive DDoS Attacks

July 23, 2020

The FBI is warning of an increase in distributed denial-of-service attacks using amplification techniques that are targeting U.S. organizations. The bureau notes that it’s seen an uptick in attack attempts since February.

The FBI’s Cyber Division sent a “private industry alert” to organizations around the U.S. on Tuesday, and copies of the alert have since been posted online.

The alert warns that over the last several months, the FBI has found that threat actors have been attempting to use built-in network protocols, which are designed to reduce overhead and operational costs, to conduct larger and more destructive DDoS attacks.

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