[Author’s note: As I write this in October, the second massive denial of service attack in two weeks threatening to take down significant sections of the internet has just ended. Could full implementation of Operation Safety-Net have prevented this?
M3AAWG has issued its first report examining the level of bot infections on consumer networks and the percentage of subscribers notified. This is significant in that it is the first cooperative effort by network service providers to quantify the extent of malicious bots infecting their subscribers. The M3AAWG Bot Metrics Report also provides data on the implementation of a portion of the Anti-Bot Code of Conduct for ISPs developed at the FCC’s Communications Security Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) under the leadership of M3AAWG Chairman Emeritus Michael O’Reirdan.