Nation-state actor hit Google with the largest DDoS attack

In an overview of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) trends targeting its network links, Google revealed that in 2017 a nation-state actor used massive firepower that amounted to more than 2.54 terabits per second. The actor targeted thousands of Google IP addresses at the same time and used several attack methods in a campaign that span across … Continue reading Nation-state actor hit Google with the largest DDoS attack

DDoS Attacks Halt NZ Exchange Trading for Third Day

New Zealand Exchange officials say the motive for the attacks is unclear. A series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have paused trading on the New Zealand Exchange (NZX) for the third consecutive day. The attacks, said to have originated outside of the country, halted trading in stocks beginning Tuesday at 4 p.m. local time. This … Continue reading DDoS Attacks Halt NZ Exchange Trading for Third Day

DDoS Attacks Cresting Amid Pandemic

Attacks were way up year-over-year in the second quarter as people continue to work from home. The number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks spiked in the second quarter of 2020, researchers said. According to the latest Kaspersky quarterly DDoS attacks report, DDoS events were three times more frequent in comparison to the second quarter last … Continue reading DDoS Attacks Cresting Amid Pandemic