DDoS attacks are they getting smarter?

There has been a flurry of DDoS reports in the last few months, highlighting the evolving state of DDoS threats and warning of an upcoming wave of even bigger and more dangerous attacks. The sheer number of vulnerable connected devices out there, combined with the hacker community’s unrelenting ability to find new vulnerabilities to exploit, has significantly increased the potential scale of DDoS attacks.

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10-minute DDoS attacks: A Devil in Disguise

One of the biggest cybersecurity threats most organisations underestimate are short, sub-saturating DDoS attacks. However, they can be just as disruptive as bigger attacks and powerful enough to knock a firewall offline so that the hackers can target, map and infiltrate a network to install malware and engage into data exfiltration.

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Botnets and Default Passwords

The DDoS threat landscape has been transformed by the emergence of Internet of Things botnets. Password hygiene of consumer and industrial IoT devices is often lax leading to easy criminal exploitation and potentially devastating attacks. The exponential growth in the number of IoT connected devices is a key driver in the ever increasing scale of the largest DDoS attacks.

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The Effects of DDoS Attacks on Essential Services

Public services continue to fall victim to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks with many industry experts, including Corero, predicting that this is going to get worse before it gets better. Our collective pessimism is being fuelled by dire warnings from government agencies that Nation State sponsored cyber-criminals are continuing to...

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DDoS For Hire Industry and its Impact on Source-Based Mitigation Techniques

A lot has been written and said about the DDoS for hire industry over the past few years, with major media publications recently reporting on the takedown of a popular Booter website. With all the hype surrounding this, the focus tends to be on ease of use of these malicious services, however, it is equally important to keep in perspective the...

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