Tag Archives: application-layer DDoS attacks
The 300 Gb/s of traffic hurled at Spamhaus earlier this week during an epic Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack may just be start of an even larger trend: The expanded growth of the DDoS prevention industry. The worldwide market for DDoS prevention solutions — including products and services — is expected to grow by a compound annual growth rate … Read more
In 2013, less will be more. Volumetric, blunt-force attacks will remain the primary type of Distributed Denial Of Service Attack (DDoS) in the coming year, but there will be noticeable growth in the incidence of low-and-slow application layer DDoS attacks, according to new research by Gartner. In a report titled, “Arming Financial and E-Commerce Services Against Top 2013 Cyberthreats,” Gartner … Read more
Online shopping sites are the leading target of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, according to Kaspersky Labs. An analysis posted on Securelist reports that a quarter of the attacks detected in the second half of 2011 were aimed at online shops, auctions, etc., followed by online trading (20%), online gaming (15%) and banks (15%).
Anonymous is not the biggest threat to launch a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS ) attack against your organization. Ideologically and politically inspired (aka hacktivist) DDoS attacks have gained wide notoriety, with some justification. The victim sites are highly prominent, very public companies, government agencies and industry groups — large banks, Sony, the FBI, stock exchanges, etc. As ideological/political entities, hacktivists, particularly … Read more