Attackers are exploiting an ancient networking protocol to enslave small home and office routers in distributed denial of service attacks, Akamai says.
The May attacks, described in a report by the global networking company, exploit routers operating version one of the Routing Information Protocol (RIP) developed in 1988 and superseded by version two in 1996.
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By Darren Pauli. Net pests are generating 12.8Gbps DDoS attacks from some 500 enslaved routers, but have the potential to scale upwards if they target more of the 24,212 exposed devices found vulnerable.