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Friday, March 31st, 2017

Secure Your Apps

2016 DDoS Attack Trends

The Mirai botnet, which harnesses the high CPU capability and high-bandwidth uplinks of hundreds of thousands of Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as DVRs and CCTV cameras has set new records for DDoS attack size, reaching upwards of 1 Tbps. With more and more IoT devices coming online every day the threat of DDoS attacks from increasingly sophisticated IoT botnets will only grow.

This interesting read by David Holmes, disects current DDoS threats such as the recent Mirai botnet attack in light of the proliferation of insecure IoT devices.