In the first quarter of 2015, Arbor Networks – a provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions – detected the largest attack so far: a 334Gbps attack that targeted a network operator in Asia.

That wasn’t the only unsettling fact though: the company also reported that 25 attacks bigger than 100Gbps occurred around the world in the first quarter alone.

The occurrence of a DDoS attack strikes fear into… Read More

In 2002, several major websites which included names such as eBay, Amazon, Yahoo and CNN were rendered inaccessible.

The culprit? A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that lasted for as little as 30 minutes on some sites to as long as three hours for others.

Since that event, a document called Best Current Practice #38 (BCP38) was published and detailed ways to prevent the most common form of DDoS… Read More