Tuesday July 19, 2016

100Gbps DDoS Attacks Now Commonplace

Free tools are allowing just about anyone to play the DDOS game. Attacks in 2016 have reached as high as 579Gbps, with the US, China, and Korea being primary targets. Forty six attacks over 200Gbps have also been discovered this year.

آ…over the first six months of 2016, there has been a surge in the frequency and power of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, with the most extreme attack reaching 579Gbps. DDoS attacks are a common way to disrupt businesses and online services. Traffic floods a system with requests, overloading the service and preventing legitimate traffic from getting through. The cost of these attacks can be severe in lost revenue and frustrate users, but rarely cause any intense damage to infrastructure itself. Data released by the group on Tuesday claims that there is now an average of 124,000 DDoS attacks per week taking place, based on information gathered over the last 18 months.