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“This news item claims that somewhere between one percent and three percent of all traffic on the Internet is meaningless packets of information, used in distributed denial of service attacks.
Those are the findings of Arbor Networks, a network traffic analysis company that recently looked at traffic flowing between more than 68 Internet service providers to see how much of it was malicious. “The thing that’s surprising is it’s consistently 1 to 3 percent,” said Danny McPherson, Arbor’s chief research officer. “It’s pretty significant.”
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