sysadmins and webmasters beware... excerpt from article: On Monday we mitigated a large DDoS that targeted one of our customers. The attack peaked just shy of 400Gbps. We've seen a handful of other attacks at this scale, but this is the largest attack we've seen that uses NTP amplification. This style of attacks has grown dramatically over the last six months and poses a significant new threat to the web. Monday's attack serves as a good case study to examine how these attacks work..... full article @ Technical Details Behind a 400Gbps NTP Amplification DDoS Attack | CloudFlare Blog any sites serving "questionable" content should take note. questionable is anything that any particular organization may not like. im not pointing fingers or making assumptions...just letting people know whats up as this is VERY SERIOUS!! those who've already been affected know just how hard this is to stop.