Arbor Networks released global DDoS attack data for Q3 2014 showing a remarkable increase in Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP) reflection attacks.
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have in the past been viewed mostly as a tool of online protest due to Anonymous' obvious predilection for this service disruption technique, but have long stopped being just that.
In the second quarter of 2014, Akamai observed attack traffic originating from 161 unique countries/regions, which was 33 fewer than the first quarter of the year.
Akamai Technologies released, through the company's Prolexic Security Engineering & Response Team (PLXsert), a new cybersecurity threat advisory that alerts enterprises to a high-risk threat of powerful distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks from the Spike DDoS toolkit.
A continuing trend of DDoS attacks are short in duration and repeated frequently.
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