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Attack Types & VectorsDDoSSecurity

DDoS Attackers Call for DDoS Defenders

October 24, 2017 — by Ben Zilberman0

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In late July we were approached by a government agency of a Latin American country who was suffering from an over-a-month long campaign of DDoS attacks they had so far failed to mitigate. Each of the attacks lasted for several hours at a time –sometimes multiple times a day – making it through their existing DDoS protection device and right into the headlines of the local press.

Attack Types & VectorsSecurity

The Dyn Attack – One Year Later

October 19, 2017 — by Ron Winward1

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One year ago, a threat actor launched a DDoS attack that disrupted service of some of the internet’s biggest names. The Mirai botnet had enslaved hundreds of thousands of IoT devices and was used to attack several entities, including the managed Domain Name System (DNS) provider Dyn.

The attack on Dyn was an event that many referred to as a wake-up call for internet security.

Except the industry, by and large, never really woke up.

Attack Types & VectorsSecurity

The Growth of DDoS-as-a-Service: Stresser Services

September 28, 2017 — by Daniel Smith0

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The growth of DDoS-as-a-Service has resulted in a wide array of powerful and affordable DDoS services available to the public. Since the beginning of 2016, Radware’s ERT Research division has been monitoring a number of services available on both the clear and the darknet. These off-the-shelf attack services have been used to launch DDoS attacks on a number of industries including ISPs, media, financial service companies and online gaming. These services are commoditizing the art of hacking by making it possible for novices with no experience to launch large scale attacks.