Report: DDoS attacks big Net threat

Oct 12, 2005

A new report warns that Internet service providers are facing an unrelenting barrage of distributed denial of service attacks aimed at crashing the network.

Arbor Networks said Wednesday that its survey of Tier 1 ISPs and Tier 2 network operators found that the DDoS remains the most worrisome Internet security threat, and that their number and scale are steadily increasing.

Despite the concern, only 29 percent of the companies surveyed said they offer security and other service agreements related to DDoS to their commercial clients.

"The report clearly indicates that an entire criminal economy is evolving around denial of service activity and is driving some service providers to offer new network-based security services to combat these attacks," said Arbor's Dan McPherson.

The DDoS attacks most often involve the compromising of hosts through the use of so-called zombie networks and "botnets" that can grow in size up to a gigabit.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

Explore further: Silk leaf maker says material could aid space journeys (w/ Video)

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Filtering criminal dDOS attacks

Jun 23, 2014

A new hybrid filtering system to protect cloud computing services from distributed denial of service (dDOS) attacks has been developed by US and Indian researchers. They provide details in the latest issue of the International ...

Attackers use Network Time Protocol for denial exploit

Feb 12, 2014

(Phys.org) —Reports are calling it the world's most massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack ever, referring to this week's report about a massive exploit making use of the Network Time Protocol ...

Dutchman appears for 'biggest ever' cyberattack

May 08, 2013

A Dutchman arrested in Spain last month in connection with an unprecedented cyberattack that reportedly slowed down the Internet, has been extradited to the Netherlands where he appeared before a judge on ...

Recommended for you

US spy agency patents car seat for kids

1 hour ago

Electronic eavesdropping is the National Security Agency's forte, but it seems it also has a special interest in children's car seats, Foreign Policy magazine reported Wednesday.

Students' autonomous robot project could be a lifesaver

3 hours ago

The building is on fire but the firefighters are unsure about what's fueling it or how hazardous the situation is. They place a robot at the entrance and program in a rudimentary set of directions using a ...

Country Web domains can't be seized: regulator

4 hours ago

The Internet's regulatory authority said Wednesday that country-specific Web domains cannot be seized in court proceedings, as it sought to quash an effort to recover assets in terrorism-related lawsuits.

User comments : 0