Attacks/Breaches

8/31/2016
04:30 PM
Connect Directly
Twitter
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

2016 DDoS Attack Trends By The Numbers

Some highlights from recent reports on DDoS attack activity.
Previous
1 of 9
Next

Image Source: Adobe Stock

Image Source: Adobe Stock

As inevitable as death and taxes, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against the enterprise continue as strong as ever. According to all of the latest data, 2016 has seen DDoS attacks intensify in frequency and size, particularly as attackers are increasingly using DNS and DNSSEC to amplify attacks for greater impact against their victims using fewer botnet resources.

 

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

Previous
1 of 9
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
RyanSepe
0%
100%
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
8/31/2016 | 9:42:41 PM
DDoS attacks are increasingly coming at the hands of Linux botnets
Could this be attributed to the less defined OS structure of Linux in comparison to Windows? Dabbling in Linux, my experience has been that the terminal is a very powerful tool and could be leveraged to perform nearly any function that I could think of.
RyanSepe
50%
50%
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
8/31/2016 | 9:38:35 PM
Application layer DDoS attacks still make up 60% of DDoS attacks today but they're increasingly being displaced by network layer attacks
I would still venture to say that aside from DoS utilizing DNS, the application layer attacks will likely be most effective due to their stealthy and slow nature. The network based can be mitigated at the ISP level or through scrubbing centers but I see many app layer DoS slipping through these mitigations.
RyanSepe
50%
50%
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
8/31/2016 | 9:33:47 PM
83% increase of DDoS attacks
With the simplicity at which DDoS attacks can be executed I anticipate that there will be an increase to which this attack is utilized. Also, reflective dns is a very powerful method of ddos. The anonymity and amplification that can be performed during the query makes it perfect for DoS.
How Cybercriminals Clean Their Dirty Money
Alexon Bell, Global Head of AML & Compliance, Quantexa,  1/22/2019
Facebook Shuts Hundreds of Russia-Linked Pages, Accounts for Disinformation
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  1/17/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: "He's not that smart. He's running iOS 11 on a 5c."
Current Issue
The Year in Security 2018
This Dark Reading Tech Digest explores the biggest news stories of 2018 that shaped the cybersecurity landscape.
Flash Poll
How Enterprises Are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
How Enterprises Are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
Data breach fears and the need to comply with regulations such as GDPR are two major drivers increased spending on security products and technologies. But other factors are contributing to the trend as well. Find out more about how enterprises are attacking the cybersecurity problem by reading our report today.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2018-20742
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-24
An issue was discovered in UC Berkeley RISE Opaque before 2018-12-01. There is no boundary check on ocall_malloc. The return value could be a pointer to enclave memory. It could cause an arbitrary enclave memory write.
CVE-2019-6486
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-24
Go before 1.10.8 and 1.11.x before 1.11.5 mishandles P-521 and P-384 elliptic curves, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) or possibly conduct ECDH private key recovery attacks.
CVE-2018-17693
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-24
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Foxit PhantomPDF 9.2.0.9297. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file. The specific flaw exists within the con...
CVE-2018-17694
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-24
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Foxit PhantomPDF 9.2.0.9297. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file. The specific flaw exists within the han...
CVE-2018-17695
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-24
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Foxit PhantomPDF 9.2.0.9297. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file. The specific flaw exists within the han...