Link11 Insights Report CLoud

Link11 Insights Report: DDoS Attacks from the Cloud

Between January and July 2016, the Link11 Security Operation Center (LSOC) observed a dramatic rise of abused cloud servers in the execution of DDoS attacks. The analysis of the LSOC shows an increase of cloud attacks by a factor 16. Within six months the share of attacks jumped from 2.1% in January to 32.3% in July and the increase has not stopped yet. The LOSC could identify a large amount of servers from Amazon and Google being abused. The providers of cloud services explicitly forbid the abuse of their servers within their terms of use. But that does not prevent the perpetrators from hacking the cloud servers and using them for their criminal intentions.

Read more in our newest Link11 insights report.