AOL: we're not zombie haven

Friday, 17 June 2005, 2:10 AM EST

America Online hosts more denial-of-service (DoS) spewing zombie PCs than any other ISP in the world, a report released Tuesday claimed. AOL thinks that's just fine.

Prolexic, a Florida-based company that offers a DoS mitigation service, tracked attempted attacks over the last six months to rank ISPs. AOL topped the global and U.S. domestic lists, with machines that use it as their link to the Internet accounting for 5.3 percent of DoS attacks worldwide, and 11.7 percent of those conducted in the U.S.

By Gregg Keizer at Security Pipeline.

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