As the tide of DDoS attacks continues to expand, the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the influx of network connected devices, such as webcams and routers, are leading to the growth of Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP)-based amplification attacks, according to NSFOCUS.
Arbor Networks released global DDoS attack data that shows a continuation of extremely high volume attacks.
The recent DDoS attacks aimed at GreatFire, a website that exposes China's internet censorship efforts and helps users get access to their mirror-sites, and GitHub, the world's largest code hosting service, have been linked to the Great Cannon, an attack tool co-located with the Great Firewall of China.
The increasing number and size of DDoS attacks and their costly and devastating effects on brand perception have not passed unnoticed by North American businesses, most of which have heightened their state of preparedness against such attacks.
Cyber attacks remain a persistent threat and have become sophisticated in size and scope.
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