Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks continue to rise in frequency and sophistication. DDoS-for-hire, hacktivism and geopolitical forces all play a role in the growing cyber threat landscape. In fact, according to Gartner, DDoS attacks will be used as the most common cyberattack type
Kaspersky has released a new report delving into the evolving threats targeting the Internet of Things (IoT) sector. The research uncovered a thriving underground economy on the dark web focused on IoT-related services, particularly for DDoS attacks. With IoT devices, such as routers and smart home components, projected to exceed 29 billion by
StarLink signed a strategic alliance with the leaders in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, Prolexic Technologies to represent Prolexic in the MENA region and provide an additional sales channel for the company’s monitoring and mitigation services. A DDoS attack is an attempt to make a computer resource (i.e. web site, e-mail, voice, or a whole network) unavailable to its intended users. By overwhelming a web site and/or server with data and/or requests, the target system either responds so slowly as to be unusable or crashes completely. The data volumes required to do this are typically achieved by a network of remotely controlled Zombie or botnet [robot network] computers.