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Intensity of DDoS Cyber Attacks Explodes in 1Q; Average Bandwith Surges 691%

 
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Intensity of DDoS Cyber Attacks Explodes in 1Q; Average Bandwith Surges 691%
"The size of cyber attacks that aim to overwhelm websites with massive amounts of traffic exploded in the first quarter, with the bandwidth of an average attack skyrocketing 691%, a new report released on Wednesday reveals.

The quarterly data on distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks underscores the increased challenges facing companies like banks, media outlets and retailers that rely on their website staying online.

According to DDoS protection services provider Prolexic Technologies, the average attack bandwidth surged to 48.25 gigabytes per second in the first quarter, representing a 691% increase from the year before and a 718% rise from the fourth quarter of 2012.

“Never before have attacks been this formidable,” Prolexic said in the report..."


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DDOS attacks increased in number and size this year, report says

"The volume, duration and frequency of distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks used to flood websites and other systems with junk traffic have significantly increased during the first three months of this year, according to a report released Wednesday by Florida-based DDOS mitigation provider Prolexic.

The average attack bandwidth seen by Prolexic during the first quarter of 2013 was of 48.25 Gbps, an eightfold increase over the last quarter of 2012, when attack bandwidth averaged at 5.9Gbps..."


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Re: Intensity of DDoS Cyber Attacks Explodes in 1Q; Average Bandwith Surges 691%
ENISA Slams ISPs For Ignoring Recommended Security Measures

"The unprecedented cyber attack launched against Spamhaus last month has led to criticism of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) by ENISA, the agency tasked with ensuring EU cyber security. According to ENISA, the analysis of the attack has revealed a failure on the part of ISPs to implement security measures that have been around for more than a decade.

Spamhaus, a non-profit organisation dedicated to fighting spam, commanded headlines in March when its servers came under a gigantic attack. The general media consensus was that there had been no previous Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on such scale. Its ripples were felt across Western Europe as Internet users experienced significant delays in connection speeds. The biggest DDoS attack of 2012 reached 100 Gigabits of data traffic per second, while incoming traffic in the Spamhaus assault exceeded 300 Gigabits..."


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Prolexic CEO: ‘Biggest Cyber Attack Ever’ Was Built On Lies

"When Spamhaus, an anti-spam organisation that some have labelled a vigilante group, claimed it was being hit by a 300Gbps distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, it made plenty of headlines.

That’s because it was the biggest cyber attack on record. At least, that’s what we were all told. Some suggested it even caused a global Internet slowdown, with Spamhaus’ DDoS protector CloudFlare saying it “almost broke the Internet”, claims that were later torn apart by more cynical onlookers.

Then today, the biggest DDoS protection vendor in the world, Prolexic, brought out a report on DDoS attack power, writing that those involved in the Spamhaus hit had reported “grossly inflated” figures. The report didn’t mention the attack again..."


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Cyberwar Explodes on Internet as Spammers Try to Get Even

"An Internet group considered the world’s leading spam-fighter says it’s been hit with a series of nonstop cyberattacks by spam-sending operations affected by its efforts, creating havoc for computer users worldwide.

The attacks are so powerful, experts fear they could eventually affect online banking, email, and other services.

Spamhaus, based in Switzerland, sends out round-the-clock updates on Internet service providers that allow spammers — who send out millions of unsolicited bulk messages — to flourish. It also blacklists those groups.

But since March, Spamhaus has been pummeled with endless "denial-of-service" assaults that have come close to shutting it down — apparently sent by spamming groups determined to get even.

According to The New York Times, the attacks have caused millions of regular Internet users to experience delays in services like Netflix or have trouble reaching websites.

Cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward told the BBC the attacks are causing a global traffic jam on the Web..."


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