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.
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
Reflection amplification attacks and the resulting DDoS tsunamis aggravated the already high DDoS threat situation in the first quarter of 2018. The attacks also grew in frequency as well as complexity.Read More
Closure of the cybercrime platform is a major milestone, but reason for concern remains. Many companies remain deceived in thinking themselves secure.Read More
Using the pseudonym ZZb00t, the hacker Maik D. attacked numerous companies in Germany and the UK from the end of April to the end of May 2017. The criminal court at Bielefeld has now sentenced him to one year and ten months of probation. The Link11 Insights Report on the DDoS attacks by ZZb00t describes his modus operandi.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
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