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DDoS attacks increase in Q2 2015, largest one over 253Gbps strong

2015/06/09

Softpedia - (International) Incapsula released findings from a report on distributed denial-of-service attacks in the second quarter of 2015 which revealed that powerful user datagram protocol (UDP) and synchronize (SYN) floods were the preferred method of network-layer attacks, while botnet-for-hire services were typically used to probe defenses. Incapsula reported that out of 56 percent of UDP and SYN floods seen, 8 percent were launched from "Internet of Things" (IoT) devices, among other findings.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/DDoS-Attacks-Increase-in-Q2-2015-Largest-One-Over-253Gbps-Strong-483814.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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