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New Link11 DDoS Report for 2021

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New Link11 DDoS Report for 2021

  • Fabian Sinner
  • March 9, 2022

The fight against the Hydra – Complexity and number of attacks increased again! DDoS Report from Link11: Year-on-year comparison 2020/21: Increase of DDoS attacks in the international Link11 network by 41 percent. Highest attack reached around 4.5 Tbps. Average attack bandwidth peak nearly tripled – from 161 Gbps to 437 Gbps. Over the last few […]

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Valentine’s Day: DDoS Attackers to Threaten Online Retailers

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Valentine’s Day: DDoS Attackers to Threaten Online Retailers

  • Fabian Sinner
  • February 7, 2022

Valentine's Day has become an important sales driver for retailers. Cybercriminals could spoil their business with DDoS attacks.

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Everything you need to know about the Log4j vulnerability

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Everything you need to know about the Log4j vulnerability

  • Fabian Sinner
  • December 14, 2021

Over the weekend, a critical security vulnerability was found in a server software that is widely used around the world and could have dire consequences for users. The case is so serious, in fact, that the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) raised the warning level from “orange” to “red” – a clear sign […]

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Record Number of Cyber Attacks over Black Friday Weekend

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Record Number of Cyber Attacks over Black Friday Weekend

  • Katrin Graewe
  • December 2, 2021

Companies were faced with a flood of DDoS attacks, which have now exceeded the terabit barrier The Black Friday weekend didn’t only attract bargain hunters to the Internet. Research from IT security provider, Link11 shows that cybercriminals also tried to take advantage of the opportunity. According to analysis by the Link11 Security Operations Center (LSOC), […]

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DDoS attacks in Q3 2021: IT infrastructure providers targeted

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DDoS attacks in Q3 2021: IT infrastructure providers targeted

  • Katrin Graewe
  • November 10, 2021

DDoS attacks are a more serious threat in Q3 2021 than ever before. The flood of attacks is constant, and the incidents prove to be bandwidth-intensive and complex. The operators of digital infrastructures were particularly targeted. Link11, Europe’s leading IT security provider in cyber resilience, has released new data from its network on the development […]

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Black Hat vs Black Friday

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Black Hat vs Black Friday

  • Sean Power
  • October 6, 2021

October brings colorful leaves, pumpkin-spice everything, and Black Friday advertisements. Black Friday is the single busiest day of the year for many businesses. In October, consumers, retailers, manufacturers, and hackers alike all prepare for their most profitable week. Cyber Monday – Black Friday’s online alter ego – is poised to exceed last year’s pandemic sales […]

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Link11 DDoS Report at Mid-Year Reveals 33% more Attacks

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Link11 DDoS Report at Mid-Year Reveals 33% more Attacks

  • Katrin Graewe
  • September 2, 2021

Link11, Europe’s leading IT security provider in cyber resilience, has published its annual Link11 DDoS Report for the first half of the year. The report shows that DDoS criminals were once again very active between January and June 2021, launching a record-breaking number of attacks.   The Link11 Security Operations Center (LSOC) recorded a third (33%) […]

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Link11 Discovers Record Number of DDoS Attacks in First Half of 2021

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Link11 Discovers Record Number of DDoS Attacks in First Half of 2021

  • Katrin Graewe
  • July 15, 2021

In H1 2021, cyber criminals targeted businesses in record numbers as they continued to exploit vulnerabilities caused by the pandemic A report published by Link11, Europe’s leading IT security provider in cyber resilience, suggests there has been a 33% increase in the number of DDoS attacks in H1 2021. Between January and June, the Link11 Security Operations Centre (LSOC) […]

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A New Wave of DDoS Extortion Campaigns by Fancy Lazarus

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A New Wave of DDoS Extortion Campaigns by Fancy Lazarus

  • Katrin Graewe
  • June 16, 2021

A New Wave of DDoS Extortion Campaigns by Fancy Lazarus

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Link11 DDoS Report: Number of Attacks Doubled in the 1st Quarter 2021

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Link11 DDoS Report: Number of Attacks Doubled in the 1st Quarter 2021

  • Katrin Graewe
  • April 28, 2021

Link11 DDoS Report: Number of Attacks Doubled in the 1st Quarter 2021

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FBI: Boom in Cybercrime Costs US Billions

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FBI: Boom in Cybercrime Costs US Billions

  • Katrin Graewe
  • March 30, 2021

More than $4 billion in cybercrime losses reported to FBI in 2020.

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Link11 Report Reveals DDoS Attacks Reached Record High in 2020

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Link11 Report Reveals DDoS Attacks Reached Record High in 2020

  • Katrin Graewe
  • March 16, 2021

DDoS attacks rose to the highest level on record last year as cybercriminals took advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic

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