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.
The damages caused by cybercrime will raise up to $6 trillion (USD) by 2021, which is more than twice the GDP of the United Kingdom. With this fact in mind, still 28% of organizations admit that they do not have an emergency plan in case of a cyberattack, even if almost 50% of managers estimate that the chances of being hit by a devasting cyberattack are very high. Find out more in the following infographic.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The Link11 DDoS protection is a core service on the Link11 Cloud Security Platform and fulfils the extensive quality criteria of the BSI.
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 2018Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.
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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