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Someone Just Tried to Take Down Internet's Backbone with 5 Million Queries/Sec

Someone just DDoSed one of the most critical organs of the Internet anatomy – The Internet’s DNS Root Servers.

Early last week, a flood of as many as 5 Million queries per second hit many of the Internet’s DNS (Domain Name System) Root Servers that act as the authoritative reference for mapping domain names to IP addresses and are a total of 13 in numbers.

The attack, commonly known as