The continued rise of DDoS attacks
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are not a new concept, but they have proven to be effective. In the last few years they have grown in intensity as well as frequency, but the duration of an attack is often down to just a few hours. Such attacks are simple to conduct for the attackers, but they can be devastating for the targeted companies. Security Response takes a look at the DDoS ecosystem and current trends in DDoS attacks including the increase in the use of reflection and amplification attacks.