Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday January 27, 2016

Giant DDoS Attacks Are Now Hitting 500Gbps

DDoS attacks that hit 500Gbps? Yikes! And these are just the reported cases. You have to wonder how many of these DDoS extortion attempts go unreported every year.

Criminals flexing their technical muscles was the biggest motivation last year behind distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDoS), which involve flooding a target's web servers with junk traffic, according to an analysis by Arbor Networks. Given that online criminals showing off their capabilities was the number one reason for such attacks in 2015, it is unsurprising that the company found in its 2015 infrastructure report that this was closely followed by "criminal extortion attempts".