Originally posted on DataCenterPost

In recognition of Safer Internet Day on February 11th, DE-CIX, the operator of the world’s largest Internet Exchange (IX), DE-CIX Frankfurt, recently announced that it has published a study in collaboration with an international team of scientists. The project involved researchers from DE-CIX’s internal research team, BENOCS GmbH, Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg, University of Twente and the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science in Saarbrücken. This study examines the effects of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks and the effects of police countermeasures for the first time — and the results are disturbing. 

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