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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.

06/06/2018        Press
Link11 Recognized as a Representative Vendor in Gartner's Market Guide for DDoS Mitigation Services

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.

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06/04/2018        Press
Link11 DDoS report Q1 2018: The Threat Takes on a New Dimension

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.

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05/29/2018        Press
Link11 at Infosecurity 2017 in London: Why Offline is Not an Option

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.

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05/24/2018        Press
Cybersecurity 500 list includes Link11 as one of the global drivers of innovation

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.

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05/03/2018        Press
Number of DDoS Attacks Significantly Declines After Shutdown of Webstresser.org

Closure of the cybercrime platform is a major milestone, but reason for concern remains. Many companies remain deceived in thinking themselves secure.

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04/25/2018        Press
Suspended Sentence for German DDoS Attacker ZZb00t

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.

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04/11/2018        Tech-Blog
What are DNS Amplification Attacks

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.

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04/04/2018        Press
Link11 DDoS Report Q4 2017: 13,452 Attacks in 92 Days

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.

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03/21/2018        Tech-Blog
Game Over: DDoS Attacks on Esports

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.

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03/20/2018        Tech-Blog
Student Makes X4U Doser DDoS Tool Available

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.

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