DDoS attacks are outgrowing traditional defences

Posted: 17th Aug 2018

Ten years ago, if someone had told you that a toaster would someday play a role in disrupting service or entirely disabling your company’s website, you probably would’ve laughed them out of the room. The idea was completely absurd. It’s not anymore.

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, which take down websites by flooding them with unwanted traffic, aren’t anything new, but they have evolved over the years. Attack volumes today regularly exceed 100 Gbps, and many attacks have been reported in the 400-500 Gbps range.

Many IoT devices were never designed with security in mind.

Our new report DDoS's Newest Minions: IoT Devices discovers a new troubling trend: DDoS attacks are outgrowing traditional defences.

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