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DDoS attacks surge 542% amidst COVID-19 pandemic - report
Generally considered the “off season” for DDoS attacks, researchers attribute the surge in incidents to malicious efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
DNS amplification attacks increase 1000% since last year - Nexusguard
Enterprise networks and communications service providers (CSPs) need attack mitigation as DNS patch adoption creates new threats.
Largest DDoS-for-hire websites responsible for 11% of attacks worldwide – Nexusguard
The FBI’s shutdown of the world’s 15 largest DDoS-for-hire “booter” websites in December resulted in 85% decrease in average attack sizes, year-over year.
Comms providers hit by most DDoS attacks in Q3 2018
New data indicates attackers preyed on the large attack surface of ASN-level communications service providers with a ‘bit-and-piece’ approach.
DNS amplification attacks rise twofold in Q1 - report
China and the US-dominated as the top two sources of DDoS attacks in Q1, contributing 15.2% and 14.2% of the botnets, respectively.
The next major DDoS battleground: DNSSEC a 'significant new risk'
"Improperly configured DNSSEC-enabled nameservers may be a new plague for unprepared teams," comments Nexusguard's chief technology officer.
DDoS attacks hitting 'record-breaking' levels as volumes increase 380%
DDoS attackers are hitting hard, fast and with no breaks in between, leading to record-breaking attacks over hours or even days.
Nexusguard launches ‘industry first’ cloud DDoS mitigation platform
"As DDoS attacks continue to grow & become more complex, having the agility to evolve alongside the attacks and customise our protection strategies."
Cloud DDoS solutions providers eye Singapore as key security hub
Nexusguard and Clearmanage are bringing DDoS protection and cloud computing together, targeted directly for the Singapore and APAC market.