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New Security Measures Stand Up to DOS Attack

A recent denial-of-service attack on the Internet’s backbone that originated in the Asia-Pacific region has be foiled by a new level of security, Anycast. The attack, which lasted nearly 8 hours, only affected 2 of the 13 DNS servers and those two did not have Anycast installed on the. ICANN considers Anycast, which was developed after DOS attacks in 2002, to be a success.