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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.

10/01/2020        Press
Link11 Extends DDoS Protection Offer to Public Sector Organizations During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Public health institutions, authorities, and educational institutions can continue to use the service free of charge until the end of the year

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09/22/2020        Press
 Cloud Distribution & Link11 Team up to Offer Redefined, Cloud-based, Cyber Resilience to UK Market

New partnership gives VARs access to a patented suite of security solutions including DDoS protection and Bot management

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09/08/2020        Threat Landscape
DDoS Report 2020: The Biggest attacks in the First Half of the Year (infographic)

The first six months of 2020 underlined the fact that the consequences of DDoS attacks are no longer solely limited to companies that are attacked. Our timeline highlights incidents where the damage was particularly severe.

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09/01/2020        Threat Landscape
Armada Collective: DDoS Blackmailers Attack the Hosting Industry

Link11 is cautioning hosting providers to beware of a new wave of DDoS blackmail attacks by the Armada Collective. As recently as mid-August, attackers using the name Fancy Bear used DDoS attacks to put pressure on operators of critical infrastructure and financial services.

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08/20/2020        Threat Landscape
Warning from Link11 as Aggressive Fancy Bear DDoS Attackers Return

Fancy Bear extortion emails demand Bitcoin transfers and threaten lengthy, high-volume attacks over 2,000 Gbps, with critical infrastructure providers targeted most

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08/06/2020        Threat Landscape
Link11 H1 2020 DDoS Report Reveals a Resurgence in DDoS Attacks During COVID-19 Lockdowns

Attacks in April, May and June 2020 more than double compared with Q2 2019, and attacks using public cloud infrastructure increase

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07/28/2020        Cyber Security
ECJ overrules "Privacy Shield" - What actions should be taken now

The ECJ has declared the Privacy Shield ineffective in its decision called "Schrems II". This means high barriers to data transfers to the USA. Even the standard contractual clauses can now only be used under certain conditions.

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07/16/2020        Press
Link11 Selects Lantech as its First Partner in the Benelux Countries

Its partnership with Lantech will enable Link11 to achieve even greater growth and provide its customers with local support and administration.

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06/24/2020        Cyber Security
​How AI and Automation are Fueling the Next Generation of Web Application Firewalls (WAFs)

A Web Application Firewall (WAF) protects web applications by monitoring and filtering HTTP traffic between an application and the Internet. More organizations than ever have a business-critical need to protect one or more web applications. So, it should come as no surprise that web application firewalls have become a staple component of most cybersecurity programs.

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05/27/2020        Threat Landscape
Reflection Amplification Vectors: a Chronology

The first reflection amplification vectors occurred in 2013 and involved DNS and NTP. Since then, the spectrum of vectors has become far greater. Currently, there are over 20 techniques.

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