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This blog is dedicated to analyses and research of cyber security topics and the protection from DDoS attacks provided by the Link11 Security Operation Center (LSOC). Covering multiple aspects of the DDoS threat , it provides in-depth, content rich information for IT professionals and private users.

03/17/2020        Press
Link11 Offers Free DDoS Protection to Public Sector Organizations

Offer is extended to all public health, governmental and educational organizations to September 2020

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03/10/2020        Press
European IT Security Provider Link11 Expands to the Benelux Region

Link11 launches its innovative security solutions to the markets in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg (Benelux) and appoints Thomas Kramps as Regional Sales Director. Kramps will operate from the Netherlands.

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03/02/2020        Threat Landscape
DDoS Attacks that Hit the Headlines in 2019

In 2019, we could clearly see that various countries, as well as organizations across different industries and of all sizes, were hit by DDoS attacks. Attackers managed to find a way to take down the IT systems of organizations that were not vigilant enough. This infographic provides a quick summary of some of the most notable DDoS attacks that occurred over the past 12 months.

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02/13/2020        Press
Link11 Awarded Patent for DDoS Protection Filter

The German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) has granted Link11 a patent on its cutting-edge DDoS protection technology. The patent covers a network of DDoS filters that improve defense against overload attacks

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02/10/2020        Threat Landscape
Link11’s 2019 DDoS Report Reveals Complexity and Volume of Attacks Continues to Grow

Report reveals a rising number of multivector and cloud computing attacks over the last twelve months. There was also a number of new amplification vectors like WS–Discovery, Apple Remote Management Service and an increase in ‘carpet bombing’ attacks.

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12/19/2019        Threat Landscape
DDoS Attacks 2019: A look back at the Developments over the Year

The experts from the Link11 Security Operation Center (LSOC) take a look back at the most important DDoS attacks in 2019 and summarize which new developments could be detected on the attacker side. In addition, the IT security specialists draw conclusions for the threat situation in the coming 12 months.

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10/31/2019        Threat Landscape
Link11 DDoS Report Q3 2019: Danger from Volume and Application Attacks

High bandwidth and complex DDoS attacks continued unchanged in the third quarter of 2019. Every second attack saw the attackers combining several attack vectors and driving up the attack volumes with reflection amplification techniques. Apart from volume attacks, the assailants concentrated on attacks with low bandwidths that made up for this by containing all the more packages. 

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10/29/2019        Threat Landscape
New DDoS Amplification Vector WS Discovery Protocol

A new attack vector was identified in the first half of 2019. Attackers have been abusing the Web Services Discovery (WS-Discovery, WS-DD or WSD) protocol since the middle of the year.* Attackers constantly identify new vulnerabilities and open services that can be misused for overload attacks.

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10/24/2019        Threat Landscape
Warning of Serious DDoS Blackmail Campaigns Attributed to Fancy Bear Group

Since mid-October 2019, companies in the payment, entertainment and retail sectors have been receiving DDoS extortion and blackmail emails which claim to come from the Fancy Bear cyber espionage group. Link11 is warning organizations about the DDoS attacks launched by these perpetrators, which primarily target the Origin infrastructure of the companies.

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09/25/2019        Press
Link11 presents its advanced Cloud Security Platform at it-sa

Link11 will present its new platform services based on artificial intelligence and the “zero touch principle” at it-sa. Alongside Link11 DDoS Protection for Web and Infrastructure, the advanced protection solutions WAF, Secure DNS, Secure CDN, Bot Mitigation, API Protection and Threat Intel are designed to strengthen cyber resilience.

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