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.
Link11, global IT security provider specialized in DDoS protection, announces that it has been recognized by Gartner as a Representative Vendor in its “Market Guide for DDoS Mitigation Services”. This report outlines the segments of the global DDoS market and evaluates its key vendors.
Reflection amplification attacks and the resulting DDoS tsunamis aggravated the already high DDoS threat situation in the first quarter of 2018. The attacks also grew in frequency as well as complexity.Read More
During Infosecurity Europe (June 5-7, 2018) in London, Link11 will give extensive insights on the variety of risks emerging from outages and how organizations can safeguard their digital business using AI – the only technology that has the power to fight against modern cyber-security threats.Read More
The Link11 Cloud Security Platform makes Link11 one of only four German companies to make it on to the renowned Cybersecurity 500 List once again, and it's also the "climber" of the year.Read More
Closure of the cybercrime platform is a major milestone, but reason for concern remains. Many companies remain deceived in thinking themselves secure.Read More
Using the pseudonym ZZb00t, the hacker Maik D. attacked numerous companies in Germany and the UK from the end of April to the end of May 2017. The criminal court at Bielefeld has now sentenced him to one year and ten months of probation. The Link11 Insights Report on the DDoS attacks by ZZb00t describes his modus operandi.Read More
DNS amplification attacks are a version of distributed denial-of-service attacks (also known as DDoS). These DNS amplification attacks use DNS servers as amplifiers. According to the Shadowserver Foundation, there are more than 3,5 million DNS servers on the planet.Read More
The Link11 Security Operation Center (LSOC) constantly monitors developments in online DDoS attacks and publishes its analysis each quarter. In the latest issue (Q4 2017), the danger of multivector attacks was particularly noticeable in 13,452 of the attacks investigated. For the first time, 12 attack vectors were detected in a single attack.Read More
Digital gaming is booming. Once a personal hobby confined to people’s homes, online gaming is now a professional sport that attracts stadium audiences, like track and field events. Should they go down due to DDoS attacks, it may lead to financial or organizational issues, or even to the rescheduling of entire events.Read More
Just like PDF tools or programs for blocking online ads, tools for running DDoS attacks can be simply downloaded from the internet, free of charge. One of these programs is called X4U Doser. It enables anyone to launch DDoS attacks on targets of their choosing, even without any in-depth technical knowledge.Read More
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