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Mass Effect/AEC- ANN News: Massive DDoS Attack Roils the Extranet


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From the ANN Extranet Security News Desk

June 1, 2197

Massive DDoS Attack Roils the Extranet

by Andrew Kobal

MILGROM, BEKENSTIEN– A massive distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) roiled multiple extranet providers across Citadel Space as well as the Terminus Systems. While such attacks are part of what security experts call, “the background growls” of the extranet, this particular attack was massive enough to slow down and even temporarily disrupt multiple commercial channels.  The attacks came in waves that managed to disrupt key nodes for several minutes. Particularly hit were entertainment and news sites, who saw their traffic stop all together for at least several minutes as both in house and extranet provider countermeasures came online.

At least one expert contacted by ANN and who works for SolComm described the attack as, “The largest brute force attack since the Krogan Rebellions” and added that, “While initially impressive, the effectiveness of the attacks diminished in the successive waves.” So far no group has come forward to claim responsibility for the attack nor any suspects have been identified by Citadel or colonial authorities. In a joint statement the leading extranet providers assured the public that, “Full measures are in place to prevent such events in the future.”

Report filed by Andrew Kobal.

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