In response to the Krebs on Security new report Powerful New DDoS Method Adds Extortion, some perspective and data from Corero Network Security, providers of DDoS protection and mitigation against a wide range of DDoS attacks for hosting and internet service providers, and for enterprises. Sean Newman, Director Product Management at Corero Network Security commented below.
Sean Newman, Director Product Management at Corero Network Security:
“Cyber criminals will always find new devices and services on the Internet which they can exploit for DDoS attacks. The recent popularity in leveraging openly accessible memcached servers has quickly come out of obscurity, to cause some serious headaches for those not prepared with the latest automatic real-time DDoS protection. And, the latest reports that these attacks are now including embedded ransom demands comes as little surprise, after the rise of Ransom DDoS seen over the course of 2017. Most attackers are beyond doing this just for fun, and Corero’s assertion – that the GitHub attack was likely the perpetrators flexing their muscles to show what is possible if you don’t pay up – is now being validated!”