The volume and complexity of DDoS attacks continued to grow in Europe during the final quarter of 2018, according to Link11. While Link11’s Security Operations Center (LSOC) registered 13,910 attacks in Q4 (12.7% down compared to Q3), the average attack volume grew by 8.7% to 5Gbps, and 59% of attacks used multiple attack vectors. Key…

Woburn, MA – February 7, 2019 – Today, Kaspersky Lab is announcing the availability of its DDoS Q4 2018 Intelligence Report, which covers statistics of last quarter of the year as well as all of 2018. The report highlights a decline (13%) in the overall number of DDoS attacks when compared to the previous year, however, the company’s experts…

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) c do not have to be bandwidth-intensive to be disruptive and hard to mitigate. Earlier this month, Imperva mitigated an attack against one of its clients that exceeded 500 million packets per second, making it possibly the largest DDoS attack by packet volume ever recorded. The January 10 attack was a so-called…

The Nexusguard Q3 2018 Threat Report has revealed the emergence of an extremely stealthy DDoS attack pattern targeting communications service providers (CSPs). This new vector exploits the large attack surface of ASN-level (autonomous system number) CSPs by spreading tiny attack traffic across hundreds of IP addresses to evade detection. The ongoing evolution of DDoS methods…

NSFOCUS released its H1 Cybersecurity Insights report, which analyzed traffic from January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018. Crypto miners Since the end of March, the number of crypto mining activities has risen sharply compared to the beginning of 2018. Among all crypto miners, WannaMine was the most active, responsible for more than 70 percent…

There were seven times more distributed denial (DDoS) attacks larger than 300 Gbps (gigabit per second) observed during the first six months of 2018 compared to the first half of 2017, NETSCOUT Arbor reveals. According to the security company’s latest threat intelligence report, the number of large DDoS attacks jumped from 7 to 47 year-over-year…

The largest ever distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack occurred in the spring of 2018. The attack lasted more than eight minutes and measured 1.3 Tbps, according to Threatpost. But it’s a record no one in the security industry expects to last long, as DDoS attacks continue to increase in length, strength and damage. This type of…

The Target breach in 2013 may not be the biggest retail breach in history, but for many retailers, it was their watershed moment. Point-of-sale (PoS) terminals were compromised for more than two weeks. 40 million card details and 70 million records of personal information swiped—part of which was “backlist,” historical transaction information dating back to more or less a…