Attackers ddos’en website using hundreds of thousands of cell phones




Criminals look through hundreds of thousands of infected mobile devices to have a website attacked by a DDoS. Probably they let the phones HTTP requests sent by malicious javascript code to hide in advertisements.

The DDoS was performed on an unnamed website hosted by CloudFlare, who noticed the attack and about reported on his blog. In total, approximately 650,000 unique IP addresses detected that were involved in the DDoS attack, which interestingly 77 percent came from smartphones and tablets.

Research CloudFlare concludes that it is plausible that those responsible have injected for the DDoS malware through ads that are shown in apps or browser. The web service namely discovered a piece javascript code created to send HTTP requests and can reach attackers quickly large numbers of devices via an ad network.

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