Cloud providers fight attacks
CDN group and other cloud providers decide to fight together against routing attacks which happening very often.
Big tech companies such as Akamai, Amazon Web Services, Cloudflare, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Netflix have decided to join together to fight against common attacks like route hijacking, route leaks and IP address-spoofing attacks targeting internet users. They join all in the MANRS’ latest program and said last week “It is only through collective action and a shared sense of responsibility that we can address problems like BGP leaks, hijacks, [distributed denial-of-service] (DDoS) attacks and IP address-spoofing that have real-world consequences for millions of people.” They started this initiative because they predicting that level of online traffic will increase rapidly. Now when people are isolating to stay away from Coronavirus they will use more often online communicators to stay in touch.
This new program ask their members to take necessary steps to protect their users.
As they say: “ if CDNs and cloud providers do their part to improve routing security and demand better practices from their customers, their customers will in turn step up their efforts, and together the internet will be better and safer for all of us.”