Distributed Denial of Service news stories
A10 Networks finds over 15 million DDoS weapons in 2021
A10 Networks notes that in the 2H 2021 reporting period, its security research team tracked more than 15.4 million Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) weapons.
What are the DDoS attack trend predictions for 2022?
Mitigation and recovery are vital to ensuring brand reputation remains solid in the face of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack and that business growth and innovation can continue.
Pressure points: Ransomware operators run their extortion efforts through a multiplier
Attackers have doubled the number of techniques simultaneously deployed against victims in a few short months.
The biggest cyber-attacks of 2021 in New Zealand
It's been a bumper year for cyber incursion in Aotearoa New Zealand, with organisations big and small, public and private, falling victim to hackers from around the globe.
Largest DDoS-for-hire websites responsible for 11% of attacks worldwide – Nexusguard
The FBI’s shutdown of the world’s 15 largest DDoS-for-hire “booter” websites in December resulted in 85% decrease in average attack sizes, year-over year.
'DerpTrolling’ faces jail time for Sony DoS attacks
A United States federal court has charged a 23-year-old man for the hacks on Sony Online Entertainment and other major companies back in 2014.
It’s an active buyer’s market for DDoS-as-a-Service - NETSCOUT
DDoS attacks are cheaper than ever for attackers, lucrative for the attack service provider and financially and operationally crippling for the victim.
DDoS attacks combining new and tried-and-true techniques
“DDoS attacks can be used as a smokescreen to steal money or to demand a ransom for calling off an attack.”
Online businesses under siege from botnet DDoS attacks and credential abuse – report
Attack traffic origination against from China and Russia combined was three times the number of attacks from the US.
‘World’s biggest’ DDoS market BUSTED, but experts remain cynical
Europol has announced another major takedown that is a triumph for the ‘good guys’, but experts say it only shows how easy it is for cybercriminals.
The next major DDoS battleground: DNSSEC a 'significant new risk'
"Improperly configured DNSSEC-enabled nameservers may be a new plague for unprepared teams," comments Nexusguard's chief technology officer.