Five things you didn’t know about DDoS that could cost you

This article was originally featured on the NETSCOUT blog, which is available HERE. Even before the current pandemic, the types and velocity of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks were on the rise. And with the architectural changes brought about…

COVID-19 Sparked a Global DDoS Crisis in the First Half of 2020

At this point, everyone is well aware of the global health risks of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. So far, more than 1 million people have been killed by the virus around the world, and almost 37 million have been infected…

Civil Unrest, Pandemics and DDoS Attacks – Why This Cybersecurity Awareness Month is Unlike Any Other

To say that 2020 has been unique would be an understatement. It’s doubtful that any American will be reticent to turn the page on 2020 come this New Year’s Eve. The past year has seen the country mired in a…

The DDoS Threat Facing the 2020 Election

While recent discussion around the upcoming U.S. presidential election has centered on the safety and efficacy of mail-in ballots, overall security concerns over the nation’s voting system remain extremely high. The decentralized nature of our election system, which is managed…

The three motives driving government focused DDoS Attacks

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, government cybersecurity has been tested to new limits. According to the NETSCOUT Cyber Threat Horizon, the number of DDoS attacks worldwide has gone up every month for the past three months running, or since many…

The robot army is here – the impact of the IoT on DDoS attacks

The Terminator movies series may have jumped the shark with multiple ill-conceived sequels after the nearly flawless second movie, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, but for a sci-fi concept it actually wasn’t so far-fetched or futuristic. There really is a robot…

New vectors, new techniques – the evolution of DDoS attacks

In 2012, an organized and well-planned DDoS attack managed to take down the websites of some of the world’s largest banks and financial services institutions. When that attack was perpetrated almost a decade ago, the news reports about it called…

Three key DDoS findings from the NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report

While the seemingly increasing rash of ransomware attacks impacting government organizations and entities has dominated much of the news cycle, there is another threat that is less trendy but equally harmful to government organizations. That threat is the Distributed Denial…