Friday, 19 May 2017

DDoS activity falls 30 per cent but Mirai-style attacks are on the rise

AKAMAI HAS WARNED that, while the volume of DDoS attacks has so far declined in 2017, a proliferation of Mirai-style hack on IoT devices means that bigger attacks could be just around the corner. The content distribution company, which accounts for as much as 30 per cent of all online traffic, made the claims in its latest State of the Internet (PDF) report. Like any product, DDoS attack tools follow a ‘hype cycle’, it suggested, but it is typically much faster than consumer technologies as the relatively small community working with botnets is very open to change.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Inquirer

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