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08/22/2018        Threat Landscape
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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08/15/2018        Threat Landscape
Latest Link11 DDoS Report shows that DDoS attack volumes increased by 50% in Q2 2018

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.

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08/08/2018        Threat Landscape
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        Threat Landscape
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        Threat Landscape
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        Threat Landscape
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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06/04/2018        Threat Landscape
Link11 DDoS report Q1 2018: The Threat Takes on a New Dimension

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.

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05/03/2018        Threat Landscape
Number of DDoS Attacks Significantly Declines After Shutdown of Webstresser.org

Closure of the cybercrime platform is a major milestone, but reason for concern remains. Many companies remain deceived in thinking themselves secure.

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04/25/2018        Threat Landscape
Suspended Sentence for German DDoS Attacker ZZb00t

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.

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04/11/2018        Threat Landscape
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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