DDoS attacks continue to be an effective means to distract and confuse security teams while inflicting serious damage on brands. Neustar discovered that brands experienced a 27 percent increase in the number of breaches per DDoS attack, despite suffering similar attack levels in the same time period last year. Attackers are getting higher yields from determined attacks Data from the report shows attackers are achieving higher levels of success against brands they only hit once: … More ?
DDoS attacks increasingly formed blended attacks of four or more vulnerabilities over the course of the fourth quarter of 2016, with an intent to overload targeted monitoring, detection and logging systems, according to Nexusguard. Hybrid attacks were a common attack pattern against financial and government institutions. DDoS botnet activity: Top attacking countries The supersized Mirai attack from Q3 set the stage for Q4 challenges, resulting in a ripple of botnets from connected devices and the … More ?
DDoS attack volume has remained consistently high and these attacks cause real damage to organizations, according to Neustar. The global response also affirms the prevalent use of DDoS attacks to distract as “smokescreens” in concert with other malicious activities that result in additional compromise, such as viruses and ransomware. “Distributed denial-of-service attacks are no longer isolated events limited to large, highly visible, targets. Sophisticated attacks hit companies of all sizes, in all industries,” said Rob … More ?
Cybercriminal networks are increasingly taking advantage of lax Internet of Things device security to spread malware and create zombie networks, or botnets, unbeknownst to their device owners. When lax security becomes a huge problem Symantec’s Security Response team has discovered that cybercriminals are hijacking home networks and everyday consumer connected devices to help carry out DDoS attacks on more profitable targets, usually large companies. To succeed, they need cheap bandwidth and get it by stitching … More ?
47% of UK IT decision makers (ITDMs) are more worried about cyber terrorism attacks now than they were 12 months ago, according to IP EXPO Europe. This was identified as the biggest cyber security risk in the future (27%), followed by attacks to national infrastructure (13%). In light of this newly perceived risk, more traditional cyber threats such as ransomware and DDoS are rated as a lower risk, with only 11%, 10% and 9% of … More ?
DDoS attacks increased 83 percent to more than 182,900 attacks in the second quarter of the year, according to Nexusguard. The newest report shows that Russia has become the No. 1 victim country. Starlink – a Russian ISP supporting small, medium and large enterprises – received more than 40 percent of the DDoS attacks measured over a two-day period. This targeted DNS attack also pushed the mean average DDoS duration to hours instead of minutes, … More ?
80 percent of European IT security professionals expect their business to be threatened with a DDoS ransom attack during the next 12 months, according to Corero Network Security. The research, which polled over 100 security professionals at the Infosecurity Europe conference in London, highlights the growing threat of cyber extortion attempts targeting businesses in the United Kingdom and continental Europe. The rise of DDoS extortion campaigns Last month, (May 2016), the City of London Police … More ?
The average company suffers 15 DDoS attacks per year, with average attacks causing 17 hours of effective downtime, including slowdowns, denied customer access or crashes, according to A10 Networks. As DDoS attacks become more popular, they are also growing harder to defend. While the average peak bandwidth of attacks was a staggering 30-40 gigabits per second (Gbps), 59 percent of organizations have experienced an attack over 40 Gbps. A majority of respondents (77%) also expect … More ?
An attack research group was the No.1 target of DDoS attacks, and the Middle East region also saw a sharp increase in attacks last quarter, according to Nexusguard. Researchers found the attack type of choice against researchers was NTP, with some victims receiving attacks almost daily. The increase in attacks against researchers contributed to the spike in popularity of NTP-style attacks, taking back the No.1 spot from DNS vulnerabilities. “Low-level attacks are usually not intended … More ?
Few organizations globally are being spared DDoS attacks, according to a Neustar survey of over 1,000 IT professionals across six continents. With the bombardment fairly constant throughout 2015, it is no longer a matter of if or when attacks might happen, but how often and how long the attack will last. Faced with this ongoing onslaught, the report demonstrates that increasingly DDoS-defense savvy organizations are now arming themselves accordingly. The research results show that although … More ?