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DDoS attackers distracting security teams with shorter attacks: Corero Networks

2015/03/23

Securityweek - (International) Corero Network Security reported in their quarterly trends and analysis report that 96 percent of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against its customers in the fourth quarter of 2014 were less than 30 minutes in length and 79 percent used less than 5 gigabits per second (Gbps) of peak bandwidth, indicating that attacks were becoming more difficult to detect and were likely intended to partially saturate networks and distract security teams while leaving enough bandwidth for subsequent attacks to infiltrate networks and access sensitive information.

Source: http://www.securityweek.com/ddos-attackers-distracting-security-teams-shorter-attacks-corero-networks

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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