Five common misconceptions about DDoS

In my first blog on distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) detection, “DDoS: It’s Not a Matter of If, But When,” I provide a brief understanding why someone might initiate a DDoS attack and outlined the three variations of attacks.

In part two of this series, I refute five commonly held misconceptions about DDoS. I don’t mean to scare you, but DDoS attacks have been documented to cause “beaucoup” damage to organizations around the globe.

Windows Exploitation and AntiExploitation Evolution

Windows has been a target of hackers for a long time. The reason is simple: it is the OS with the largest deployment footprint around the world. Hackers discover vulnerabilities in Windows OS software as well as the various software that support Windows OS. Exploits as well as exploit mitigation techniques have evolved over the years.

Security Prediction 3: DDoS via IoT – the first wave of attacks?

In the last year, we’ve all heard of the Mirai malware, but did you know that Mirai is Japanese for ‘the future’? And that’s what I believe we are seeing: The future of cyber-attacks.

This doesn’t mean that everything else goes away. There will still be phishing attacks, socially engineered access and advanced persistent threats, but these are costly to develop and with distributed denial of service (DDoS) in IoT, the bad guys seem to have found a simple and successful business model to raise needed funds:

Develop malware --> Use in high profile attack --> Monetise threats with service model

There’s no law of supply and demand on the Dark Net; threats exist as code and can be downloaded, modified and used by any number of people.