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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.

10/16/2018        Tech-Blog
Protecting Web Applications without Disrupting the Business

Major cyber-attacks continue to make headlines in the media and companies affected have very little time to react before the media, consumers, regulators law enforcement and financial analysts get involved. The consequences of these attacks can be devastating and range from reputational damage to lost revenue and recovery costs.

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10/10/2018        Tech-Blog
[Webinar]: How memcached reflection threatens IT security

2018 is the year of high volume DDoS attacks. Since the emergence of the new attack vector memcached reflection in February, new bandwidth records have been set. In a webinar, our Link11 security experts explain how to assess the threats.

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10/04/2018        Press
Link11 2018 Survey: DDoS threat still taken far too lightly

In the course of Infosecurity Europe 2018, Link11 surveyed more than 200 IT professionals, hosting providers as well as IT solution providers and came to the alarming conclusion that the DDoS threat in the UK is still taken far too lightly.

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09/27/2018        Press
Proven security: BSI certifies Link11 as a qualified DDoS protection provider for critical infrastructure

The Link11 DDoS protection is a core service on the Link11 Cloud Security Platform and fulfils the extensive quality criteria of the BSI.

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09/11/2018        Tech-Blog
Public Cloud Services Increasingly Exploited to Supercharge DDoS Attacks: New Link11 Research

Cloud services from leading providers including AWS, Microsoft Azure and Alibaba used in 25% of all DDoS attacks in Europe from July 2017 to June 2018

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09/07/2018        Press
BA Data Breach Could Have Been Prevented by Web Application Firewalls

Following the announcement by British Airways that the details of 380,000 payment card details and other personal data had been stolen from its website, Link11 stated that the breach could have been prevented with the use of a correctly-configured web application firewalling (WAF) to protect the website. 

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08/22/2018        Tech-Blog
Infographic: Evolution of Cyber Crime

In the next two decades, cybercrime will be one of the biggest challenges for organizations worldwide. Year per year costs for cybercrime are on the rise. In 2022, 75% of the worlds population will have acess to the internet. Alone in 2021 the costs caused by damages are predicted to be $6 trillion worldwide.

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08/15/2018        Press
Latest Link11 DDoS Report shows that DDoS attack volumes increased by 50% in Q2 2018

New Link11 DDoS Report for Q2 2018 reveals DDoS attack volumes increased to an average 3.3 Gbps and nearly half are multi-vector, as attackers increasingly strike outside of normal business hours.

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08/08/2018        Tech-Blog
DDoS Infographic: 2 Truths about Downtimes

There are two different sides of downtimes. On one hand, it is extremely easy and cheap for cybercriminials to cause a downtime for an organization - DDoS attacks can be launched for a shocking $10 an hour and even week-long attacks are available for as little as $500-$1,200. For Organizations on the other hand, downtimes can be extremely expensive. The average outage costs enterprise organizations up to $260,000.

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08/02/2018        Tech-Blog
DDoS Infographic: DDoS Tsunami Alert

In Q1 2018 alone, the Link11 Security Operation Center (LSOC) registered 12 high-volume attacks. The largest mitigated attack reached a bandwidth of 212 gigabits per second (Gbps). This was possible thanks to SSDP Floods and the new extremely dangerous attack type Memcached reflection.


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