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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.

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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08/01/2018        Tech-Blog
DDoS Infographic: Freaky Monday

DDoS attacks happen on a daily basis. But on which days of the week is the risk for organizations higher than on other days? Which time of the day is the most popular time for cybercriminals to launch an attack?


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07/19/2018        Press
Link11 Launches in UK Market with Innovative DDoS Protection Solutions

Established DACH-based anti-DDoS solution vendor enters UK market; appoints Aatish Pattni as Regional Director for UK and Ireland

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07/18/2018        Tech-Blog
Infographic: Unlimited Growth

With 14,736 attacks in the first quarter of 2018 alone, the Link11 Security Operation Center (LSOC) again sees a significant increase of DDoS attacks compared to the previous year. The risk for organizations to become victims of a DDoS attack thus continues.

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06/28/2018        Press
Frost & Sullivan: AI in DDoS Mitigation and its Ramifications for Enterprise - Whitepaper

With the rise in innovation and Artificial Intelligence (AI), businesses among all sectors heavily increased their investments in AI-based technologies in recent years. Moreover, Artificial Intelligence was referred to as a “general-purpose technology” by Harvard Business Review in 2017, implicating that AI will impact every industry to a certain extent. Cybersecurity industry being on the forefront of adopting and deploying AI, however, is undisputed among industry observers.

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