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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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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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08/08/2018        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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07/18/2018        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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06/21/2018        Tech-Blog
Infographic: 10 Reasons Why Cyber Security should be Top Priority for Organizations in 2018

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.

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04/11/2018        Tech-Blog
What are DNS Amplification Attacks

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.

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03/21/2018        Tech-Blog
Game Over: DDoS Attacks on Esports

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.

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03/20/2018        Tech-Blog
Student Makes X4U Doser DDoS Tool Available

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.

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