January 31, 2016

DDoS Targets, Motivations Evolve as Attack Volumes Hit New Peaks

290x195ddos14Criminals and rogue gamers have become the main sources of distributed denial-of-service attacks, as the peak attack size reaches 500G bps. 

Distributed denial-of-service attacks used to be reserved as the not-so-subtle tool of vandals and hacktivists.Increasingly, however, other actors are using DDoS attacks for a variety of ends. Criminals clog networks to demonstrate their capabilities and extort money from companies. Rogue gamers attack rivals to gain advantage in online arenas. 

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