DDoS attackers start targeting IPv6 networks
Source: IT World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Intrusion Detection It had to happen: Criminals are trying to find holds in the IPv6 protocol by launching denial of service attacks. Cybercriminals have started launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against networks that transmit data over IPv6, according to a report published recently by DDoS mitigation vendor Arbor Networks. Even though 2011 was the first year when IPv6 DDoS attacks were recorded, such incidents remain rare because they are not economically relevant for Internet criminals, said Bill Cerveny, a senior software quality assurance engineer at Arbor.

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