"...the firm noted in a recent blog post that the number of DDoS attacks after the march rose by 26 percent with the average size of DDoS attack growing 35 percent. In the eight days prior to the attack, the average size was 1.21Gbps but this later increased to 1.64Gbps.
The vast majority of these DDoS attacks were low-level although the number of attacks larger than 5Gbps did double in the days after the protest. Arbor reports that one attack measured as high as 63.2 Gbps on January 11.
'This is yet another striking example of significant online attacks paralleling real-world geopolitical events,' wrote Arbor's threat intelligence and response manager Kirk Soluk.
Speaking to SC after it first emerged that ‘thousands' of French websites were facing cyber-attacks, Corero Network Security CEO Ashley Stephenson said that DDoS attacks were increasingly being used as an attack tool during international conflicts."http://www.scmagazineuk.com/french-ddos-attacks-spike-after-terror-protest/article/393796/
What is DDOS? It stands for Distributed Denial of Service. It's one of the most important and common cyber attacks -- the attacker overloads or "floods" the target Web site with thousands of requests at the same time to shut it down. To learn about the DDOS program, DDOS protect options and how to stop DDOS attacks, read below.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
France's "Charlie" Massacre and Increase in DDOS Incidents: Parallel Between Online and Offline Attacks
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