On January 8, 2014 Black Lotus released a Threat Advisory on NTP Reflection Attacks which can allow a DDoS attacker to exploit a vulnerability in ntpd versions prior to 4.2.7p26, allowing the attacker to cause a reflection of malicious traffic with an amplification factor of 58.5. For example, 100 Mbps of spoofed NTP traffic can cause 5.8 Gbps of malicious traffic to strike the spoofed target.
Between January 2 and January 6, 2014 Black Lotus collected data on the highly publicized @derpTrolling (via Twitter) attacks which were allegedly responsible for outages to Xbox Live, EA, League of Legends, and Blizzard. Black Lotus has measured the attacks at a maximum bit volume of 28 Gbps of UDP/123 (NTP) traffic.
This reflect attack method has been going on for months, it's not something new, but in the last month it's been abused heavily. Amplification factor is a lot more than 58.5 in most cases.
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Im getting that too im still contacting voxility and the attacker is my friend on facebook lol
Sounds like you need new friends >_>
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I wonder if that is what is responsible for clientexec's servers to be down this morning. When they go down, all the sites that use the billing software go down because of the licensing mechanisms. Domino effect I suppose.