The DDoS Shakedown: Extortion is Alive and Well
DDoS as an extortion tactic continues to reinvent itself, and has replaced hacktavism as the leading driver of DDoS attacks during 2015. Whether shifting its target demographics from Bitcoin exchanges or more traditionally known financial services institutions, using DDoS tactics has never been easier, cheaper or more effective.
In this session, Arbor Networks will highlight global DDoS attack data and trends from the 11th Annual Arbor Worldwide Infrastructure Report, and provide insight into specific attack methodologies that have affected some of the largest financial institution through direct connectivity attacks. The increasing use of DDoS attacks as smoke-screening to divert attention from perimeter penetration efforts by persistent attackers during advanced attack campaigns will also be explored.
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