Research from the community intelligence consultants at Nokia Deepfield has discovered that almost all of DDoS assaults originate from fewer than 50 internet hosting firms.
The researchers analysed a big pattern of networks and traced the origins of most DDoS assaults (by frequency and site visitors quantity).
Nokia Deepfield undertook the analysis following its remark that DDoS site visitors elevated 40-50 % following the implementation of COVID-19 lockdown measures. Since then, the depth, frequency, and class of the assaults has elevated additional.
The “high watermark levels” of DDoS each day peaks has elevated by 100 % from 1.5 Tbps in January 2020 to over 3 Tbps in May 2021.
The want for sturdy connectivity has by no means been extra obvious than over the previous 12 months—sadly, that’s one thing which cybercriminals have taken benefit of with elevated prevalences of DDoS assaults and malware.
Dr Craig Labovitz, CTO of Nokia Deepfield, stated:
“It is equally vital for each participant within the community safety ecosystem – finish customers, distributors, service suppliers, cloud builders, regulators, and governments – to grasp the risks DDoS poses to the provision of web content material, functions, and demanding connectivity companies.
With this information and a group dedication to fixing the DDoS drawback, we will go a good distance in direction of making our networks, companies, and subscribers safer.”
Nokia lately enhanced its Deepfield Defender resolution to assist sustain with rapidly-advancing and evolving assaults. The resolution can scale to petabyte-levels and facilitates agile mitigation of volumetric DDoS assaults on the community edge.
“We take a unique approach in leveraging the combined power of high-performance IP networks and big data analytics to protect the network on all fronts from all volumetric DDoS attacks, at petabit scale, without lifting a hand,” added Dr Labovitz.
“It will allow network operators to make a big leap towards improving overall security and availability of their networks and services for all their customers.”
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