Tom Emmons, Author at Security Boulevard
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Dogged Persistence — The Name of the Game for One DDoS Attacker

DDoS attacks are relatively easy to launch from a number of online booter services, and the availability of cryptocurrencies for payment has made it easy to remain anonymous. Attackers can try their hand at DDoS for little effort and money, and in relative safety. They give it a go, try ... Read More
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The Rapid Resurgence of DDoS Extortion (That Didn’t Take Long)

Just when we thought DDoS extortion was fading into the rearview mirror, it's time to circle up the trucks again (gas tanks full). Starting last week and rapidly accelerating, we began seeing in our data and hearing firsthand from organizations about a new wave of extortion activity -- new Bitcoin ... Read More
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2021: Volumetric DDoS Attacks Rising Fast

| | Cloud Security, ddos, security
In our 2020 DDoS retrospective, we highlighted the twists and turns of a very, very active threat landscape. As a quick refresher, we mitigated some of the largest attacks ever seen (1.44 Tbps and 809 Mpps); saw more attacks on customers across more diverse industries than ever before; and observed ... Read More
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PART I: Retrospective 2020: DDoS Was Back — Bigger and Badder Than Ever Before

| | ddos, extortion, prolexic
Never before has the risk of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack been higher. In 2020, we saw record-breaking attacks, a DDoS extortion campaign impacting thousands of organizations globally, more emergency customer turnups, and more Akamai customers attacked than any year on record -- and we've been successfully fighting DDoS attacks ... Read More
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Cyberweek 2020 Attracted Both Online Shoppers and DDoS Attackers

As we close out 2020, it should come as no surprise that Cyberweek (the week of Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday) proved big for DDoS attacks. Threat actors were out in force during this key shopping season, and they shifted their sights toward disrupting digital commerce-related industries ... Read More
Large, Complex DDoS Attacks on the Rise in 2020

Large, Complex DDoS Attacks on the Rise in 2020

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While we've highlighted both record PPS and BPS attacks mitigated on the Akamai Prolexic Platform over the past few weeks, these attacks are part of a broader trend of increasingly large and complex DDoS activity. We have seen clear indications across the industry of high-water mark DDoS attacks being publicized ... Read More
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Large, Complex DDoS Attacks on the Rise in 2020

While we've highlighted both record PPS and BPS attacks mitigated on the Akamai Prolexic Platform over the past few weeks, these attacks are part of a broader trend of increasingly large and complex DDoS activity ... Read More
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Largest Ever Recorded Packet Per Second-Based DDoS Attack Mitigated by Akamai

| | ddosattacks
On June 21, 2020, Akamai mitigated the largest packet per second (PPS) distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack ever recorded on the Akamai platform. The attack generated 809 million packets per second (Mpps), targeting a large European bank ... Read More
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Record 0-Second SLA PPS Mitigation

Record-High 312 Mpps Attack Mitigated in 0 Seconds On May 2, 2020, Akamai blocked a large PPS-focused attack against one of our financial services customers in 0 seconds, utilizing a proactive mitigation posture. This was one of the largest PPS ... Read More
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Akamai Prolexic – Mitigating Large Scale DDoS Attacks in 0 seconds

| | Cloud Security
Large scale multi-vector DDOS attack thwarted in 0 Seconds A recent large attack levied against one of our global online gaming customers highlights the value of Akamai Prolexic's 0 Second SLA. As attacks ramp up more quickly than ever before, ... Read More