Recent DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service Attacks) revealed that the smaller ones are more dangerous than powerful attacks that knock a company offline.

This is because it is now being used as a smokescreen to install malware or to steal important data.

According to a communications and analysis firm, DDoS “disrupts operations and distracts the security teams”, enabling the attacker to exfiltrate data and plant malicious software.

Because of this… Read More

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