Much of the discussion about GDPR focuses on the sticker shock of potential fines, which are only part of the significant changes this regulation introduces for businesses that collect or process personal data.Read more
Author: Tom Bienkowski
503 “Service Unavailable” …Ever receive this error code from one of your web servers?
How about this in your log files?
TCP 192.168.3.102:34678 18.104.22.168:443 ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.3.102:34680 22.214.171.124:80 ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.3.102:34685 126.96.36.199:443 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.3.102:34696 188.8.131.52:443 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.3.102:34705 184.108.40.206:443 TIME_WAIT
TCP 192.168.3.102:34715 220.127.116.11:443 TIME_WAIT
Busy server? Maybe not. It could be the result of an application-layer DDoS attack.Read more
In January 2018 NETSCOUT Arbor published our 13th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Report (WISR 2018).
This year’s report noted that the largest DDoS attack was 650 Gbps; which was down from the prior year of 800 Gbps. The report also noted that though the largest DDoS attack was 650Gbps, the overall mix of attack sizes is still shifting up. For example, this year the percentage of attacks over 1 Gbps has increased to 22%, growing three years in a row.
No sooner had the ink dried on WISR 2018, did we encounter a 1.7Tbps DDoS attack!Read more
Scheduled to take effect on 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) calls for unprecedented changes in the way organizations collect, process and protect the personal data of EU citizens.Read more
Security teams at regional banks face real challenges: they confront the same global cyber threats as national or multi-national organizations, without the same resources. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks targeting network and application availability — frequently including ransom demands — are a perfect case in point.Read more
As we look back over 2016, one of the most obvious stories will be the dramatic rise in the weaponization and size of DDoS attacks. At the beginning of 2016 we noted the largest attack being approximately 500Gbps. In the later months of 2016, we […]Read more
Arbor Networks has been researching botnets and DDoS attacks for over 16 years. This research has a very technical aspect to it as our Arbor Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT) infiltrates botnets on a worldwide basis, analyzes IPFlow and network packets, deconstructs malware etc., […]Read more
When a gaming provider is taken offline it frustrates hard core users and damages the company’s reputation. Because availability is of such primary importance to gamers, these firms are frequent targets for attack. With DDoS attacks continuing to grow in scale and frequency, and increasingly […]Read more
It’s hard not to go through your day without hearing the word “cloud”. Sorry, the “partly-cloudy” weather forecast doesn’t count. I mean you constantly hear things like “iCloud””eCloud” “myCloud” or the catch all… “The Cloud”. Without a doubt the promised benefits of cloud computing […]Read more
Quite often on TV you see the dramatic footage showcasing the devastating force of Mother Nature. Tornado, hurricane, fire, blizzard, flood, etc. So what does this have to do with DDoS attacks? I was writing a piece on conducting the proper risk analysis for DDoS […]Read more