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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.

10/31/2019        Security-Blog
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        Security-Blog
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        Security-Blog
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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09/24/2019        Press
Link11 Named as a Representative Vendor in Gartner's Latest Market Guide for  DDoS Mitigation Services

Garnter's "Market Guide for DDoS Mitigation Services", published in August 2019, lists Link11 as a representative provider of DDoS protection solutions. For Link11 it is the second listing in a row.

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08/20/2019        Press
Link11 Appoints New Regional Director for UK & Ireland

Joss Penfold joins anti-DDoS solution vendor Link11 to drive sales and growth in the UK region.

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07/30/2019        Security-Blog
DDoS Attacks in the Second Quarter of 2019: Increasing Attack Bandwidths

Link11, a leader in cloud-based anti-DDoS protection, has published its DDoS statistics for Q2 2019.  The data shows that the quarter saw a massive 97% year-on-year increase in average attack bandwidth, up from 3.3Gbps in Q2 2018 to 6.6Gbps in Q2 2019.  

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07/19/2019        Security-Blog
20 Years of DDoS - a Brief Look at the Past and what the Future will Bring

The next few days will mark the anniversary of the first known case of a cyberattack method that continues to keep companies of all sizes and industries on their toes. On July 22, 1999, a computer of the University of Minnesota in the USA was attacked by a network of 114 other computers – on which the program Trin00 was running, which was later used time and again to launch DDoS attacks.

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06/28/2019        Press
 Link11 and Progress Distribution announce new partnership

Link11, a leading IT security provider specialised in cloud-based DDoS protection, today announces that the company has signed a new distribution agreement with Progress Distribution, a value-added distributor focusing on information and cyber security. 

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06/04/2019        Security-Blog
Survey: Cyber Security in Germany

Every third company in Germany became a victim of cyber-attacks in 2018. This is the result of the Cyber Security Survey conducted by the Federal Office for Information Security. In almost 90% of the cases, the attackers were successful and caused business interruptions. This, in turn, produced costs for forensic investigations and the restoration of IT systems.

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