Big distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are back this year, along with Layer 7 application attacks and the first-recorded IPv6 attacks.
According to Neustar's recent report, "The Changing Face of Cyberattacks," the overall number of DDoS incidents is up, as is the number of companies hit more than once. All DDoS attacks have a common goal: to exhaust network bandwidth, server resources, or applications in such a way that legitimate users cannot access a site.
Steve Zurier has more than 30 years of journalism and publishing experience, most of the last 24 of which were spent covering networking and security technology. Steve is based in Columbia, Md. View Full Bio