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
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
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.
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?
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.Read More
Year by year, the risk for organizations to become a victim of a cyberattack is increasing. The cost of cyber security will amount to $6 trillion by 2021. However, the consequences are not just financial damage. 55% of organizations cooperate with external partners in order to be protected against cybercrime. The following infographic contains 10 significant reasons why cyber security should be top priority for organizations in 2018.Read More
DNS amplification attacks are a version of distributed denial-of-service attacks (also known as DDoS). These DNS amplification attacks use DNS servers as amplifiers. According to the Shadowserver Foundation, there are more than 3,5 million DNS servers on the planet.Read More
Digital gaming is booming. Once a personal hobby confined to people’s homes, online gaming is now a professional sport that attracts stadium audiences, like track and field events. Should they go down due to DDoS attacks, it may lead to financial or organizational issues, or even to the rescheduling of entire events.Read More
Just like PDF tools or programs for blocking online ads, tools for running DDoS attacks can be simply downloaded from the internet, free of charge. One of these programs is called X4U Doser. It enables anyone to launch DDoS attacks on targets of their choosing, even without any in-depth technical knowledge.Read More
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