DDoS Attacks Almost Five Times More Powerful Because of IoT Botnets

In a report published today, the NexusGuard cloud-based distributed denial of service (DDoS) security solution provider details their analysis of the evolution of DDoS attacks during 2018 Q2 and makes a comparison to similar events from 2017.

Their report states that DDoS attacks detected during the second quarter of 2018 have dramatically increased in both average and maximum size when compared to the ones from Q4 2017, as a result of increased activity from IoT botnets.

Moreover, DDoS attacks five times more powerful had targets such as the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and the Verge Network, as well as cryptocurrency-focused businesses.

The main culprits for the increase in the number of attacks seem to be Satori (a variant of the infamous Mirai malware) and Anarchy botnets, which made their presence known throughout the last few months exploiting zero-days found to affect D-Link's DIE-620 routers, XiongMau uc-httpd 1.0.0 IoT devices, a... (read more)

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